• Impact

    Scores of American cities have implemented the National Network's strategies with powerful impact over nearly two decades. Substantial research and field experience has proven that these interventions are associated with large reductions in violence and other serious crime.


The National Network's approach has attracted significant media attention over twenty years. This page features the most recent coverage of our work and a searchable archive of media about the National Network's projects around the nation and abroad.

The National Network convenes regular conferences, working sessions and webinars to discuss and promote developments in its core areas of operation, showcase innovations, and set research and development priorities.


Recent Press

H.O.P.E. for Reform

April 2007  |  The American Prospect  

Tags: Swift, Certain, & Fair

Closing ‘Crack Highway’

March 2007  |  The Providence Journal  

In 2007, Providence, RI, adopted the National Network’s drug market intervention strategy to save its drug-infested neighborhood of Lockwood. As part of the process, the Providence Police Department and the neighborhood’s community underwent a profound transformation.

Tags: Drug Market Intervention

Novel Police Tactic Puts Drug Markets Out of Business

September 2006  |  Wall Street Journal  

In pioneering the drug market intervention strategy, High Point, NC, forged a law enforcement-community partnership that continues to set the standard for other National Network jurisdictions. It not only eliminated drug markets citywide and dramatically reduced related crime, it also addressed and repaired historic racial divisions. Watch the video below to learn more about High Point’s groundbreaking approach.

Tags: High Point Drug Market Intervention

Minister Works to Revive ‘Boston Miracle’

August 2005  |  NPR's Morning Edition  

Tags: Boston Group Violence Intervention

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