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    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.

New Haven


Project Longevity New Haven is part of a Connecticut state initiative supported by the Office of the United States Attorney. Under National Network advising in partnership with Yale University and the University of New Haven, Project Longevity combines community engagement, social services, and focused law enforcement to positively influence group dynamics and reduce violence. Project Longevity conducts call-ins to deliver community and law enforcement antiviolence messages to group members along with an offer of help. The city launched its effort in fall 2012.



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Policy lab opens, releases gun violence paper

January 2017  |  Yale Daily News  

Andrew Papachristos' Policy Lab will be an interdisciplinary social and political science research lab. 

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New Haven interim police chief cites ‘collaborative effort’ for decrease in crime

January 2017  |  New Haven Register  

Project Longevity and our partners in New Haven are playing a substantial role in crime reduction. 

Tags: New Haven Group Violence Intervention Support and Outreach

Crime Drop in New Haven Heralded

January 2017  |  New Haven Register  

Our partners with Project Longevity have helped reduce violence, leading to "half as many New Haveners" being shot relative to a decade ago. 

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Homicides and Shootings Continue to Fall in New Haven

December 2016  |  New Haven Register  

Project Longevity in New Haven is continuing to contribute to sustained low-levels of violent crime. Daily intelligence meetings, custom notifications, and other innovations are supporting the vital work being done. 

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Violent Crime Rate Drops in Connecticut, State Analysis Shows

December 2016  |  Wall Street Journal  

"The violent crime rate in Connecticut fell nearly 23% from 2012 to 2015, representing the sharpest decline of any U.S. state, according to the state’s own analysis of federal data."

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Daily intel meetings help New Haven’s Project Longevity prevent violent crime

October 2016  |  New Haven Register  

Project Longevity in New Haven holds intelligence meetings four days per week to inform any action it takes. 

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Broken windows is broken: study shows that a more focused approach to tackling street violence can b

July 2016  |  USAPP– American Politics and Policy  

"New thinking about policing instead uses an approach which focuses resources on the small number of people who drive street violence. Michael Sierra-Arevalo and researchers at Yale University analyze one such initiative – Project Longevity – in New Haven, Connecticut. They find that the program can be linked to a significant reduction in the monthly number of group member shootings and homicides."

Tags: New Haven Group Violence Intervention Support and Outreach

Honors, awards, and a call to keep up the fight at Greater New Haven NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

May 2016  |  New Haven Register  

"The States Attorney’s Office received the Criminal Justice Award for its work with Project Longevity, which works to reduce gun violence, offers re-entry services to those coming out of incarceration and administers anti-bias training to police officers."

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New Haven officials, police tout decline of overall crime rate in city over past 5 years

May 2016  |  New Haven Register  

"New Haven Chief of Police Dean Esserman [announced] findings which illustrate that crime rates, including violent crimes such as murder, burglary and assault, have declined in the city."


Peter Hvizdak — New Haven Register

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Forum: New Haven’s Project Longevity sets pace on violence reduction, police-community collaboration

April 2016  |  New Haven Register  

NNSC Director David Kennedy published an op-ed praising the good work being done in Connecticut by Project Longevity. Kennedy explains the strategy's conceptual roots as well as its real successes in communities across the country. 

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