NNSC Director David Kennedy is hosting a conversation with James Forman, Jr., author of the highly anticipated book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America." The event will be held on Thursday, April 27 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Center for Policing Equity's Phillip Atiba Goff will be joining.
New research tells us that gun violence follows a pattern of contagion, transmitting through particular networks of people. Senior Research & Policy Associate Michael Friedrich writes that this development is important because "protecting the most vulnerable people starts with understanding who they are and how they’re connected."
Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Executive Director Meg Reiss and Deputy Assistant to President Obama, Roy Austin discuss the importance of prosecutors in criminal justice reform, and how the White House has supported the IIP's mission.
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.
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 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:
South Philadelphia's Focused Deterrence strategy has shown promising early results. The city's implementation has been so successful that the National Network is highlighting its street outreach and street enforcement systems as a model for other cities.
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.
The South Bend Group Violence Intervention is an unprecedented partnership between law enforcement, social services and concerned community citizens united by a common goal to stop gun violence and keep South Bend’s highest risk citizens safe, alive and out of prison.
"Peoria’s Don’t Shoot crime-fighting intervention is about saving lives and reducing the number of people impacted by gun crimes...When a shooting occurs, it goes beyond the victim—it impacts the community." - dontshootpeoria.com
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.
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in group member-involved homicide
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
decrease in group member-involved homicides
reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns
reduction in non-violent offenses