Louisa Aviles is the Director of the Group Violence Intervention at the National Network for Safe Communities. She is responsible for managing direct technical assistance and support for the National Network’s partner jurisdictions implementing strategies to reduce violence and community disorder.
Prior to joining the National Network, Ms. Aviles served as a policy advisor on NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI). As a YMI advisor, Ms. Aviles helped manage citywide programming and policy reforms specifically in the areas of school discipline, mentoring and violence reduction. Prior to joining the Bloomberg administration, Ms. Aviles spent three years in the Office of Management Analysis and Planning in the New York City Police Department. While at NYPD, Ms. Aviles helped create and run a pilot program to begin video recording custodial interrogations in felony assault arrests.
Ms. Aviles received her BS in International Politics, magna cum laude, from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and her MA in Criminal Justice and Advanced Certificate in Crime Prevention and Analysis from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.