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:
LA Ceasefire is effecting serious violence reductions in the most troubled neighborhoods of the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.
"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
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.
ʺI think people had just resigned themselves to the fact that drug markets and related problems were a way of life and that we were ineffective in trying to stop it. That was reflected in the fact that people in these areas, many times stopped calling the police because they felt we couldn't or wouldn't do anything about it.ʺ-former Deputy Chief Paul Kennedy
Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in victimization among factions represented at call-ins
reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns
reduction in non-violent offenses
reduction in overall shooting behavior among factions represented at call-ins