Senior Policy Advisor Rachel Locke on how the NNSC approach can "support violence prevention in the so-called 'Northern Triangle' of Central America, comprising Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala—all of which have registered some of the world’s highest homicide rates."
NNSC's Group Violence Intervention strategy is listed as the highest-ranked program in "What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation," a new volume edited by David Weisburd, David P. Farrington, and Charlotte Gill, summarizing a decade of academic reviews on how to address crime.
In an interview with Vox, Director David Kennedy notes that "when it comes to police departments and African-American communities, police should really begin by taking on a pretty explicit reconciliation process."
The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, a project of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, supports the development of the next generation of ideas and thought leaders in the field of prosecution.
National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
The National Network held its second National Conference at John Jay College in June of 2015.
The National Network for Safe Communities supports cities implementing proven strategic interventions to reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves. The National Network is committed to building a community of practice that operates along a set of guiding principles:
In 2013, Stockton renewed its commitment to Operation Ceasefire implementation. It saw a 55% reduction in homicide, the single largest reduction ever in the city.
Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative began conducting call-ins and custom notifications to street group members in 2014. "The bottom line is we don't want any of these guys killed or locked up," says project manager Paul Smith. "We need them to influence people in their neighborhoods and communities."
Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS) has dedicated, full-time National Network staff on the ground assisting the city's community and law enforcement partnership to conduct call-ins and custom notifications in many of the most volatile districts.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE murder reduction strategy aims to reduce group-related gun violence in New Orleans. The Group Violence Reduction Strategy, advised by the National Network, is one of the key initiatives.
LA Ceasefire is effecting serious violence reductions in the most troubled neighborhoods of the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in homicide
reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns
reduction in group member-involved homicide