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.
An op-ed by David Kennedy makes the case that Chicago is home to important national work and innovations in criminal justice.
National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
National Network Director David Kennedy participated in a panel discussion about what works in reducing community level violence and what can be implemented in Central America.
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:
Project Longevity is a Connecticut state initiative supported by the Office of the US Attorney. The project recruits law enforcement, community leaders, and social workers to engage in a sustained relationship with group members to reduce group-related violence.
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."
Baton Rouge's BRAVE project is focusing on one area of the city at a time to reduce violence, gun offenses, and arrests while involving the community to help spread the “no violence” message and offering help to offenders who want to change.
NYC Ceasefire was launched in New York City in December 2014 in collaboration with David Kennedy and the National Network.
LA Ceasefire is effecting serious violence reductions in the most troubled neighborhoods of the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns
decrease in group member-involved homicides
reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods