• Who We Are

    The National Network for Safe Communities supports communities implementing strategic interventions to reduce violence and community disorder, minimize arrests and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and rebuild relationships between law enforcement and distressed communities.

The National Network's organizational leadership provides strategic guidance to our staff and community partners, offers expert advising, and convenes to review the National Network's overall planning.

Our Senior Research Advisors are those researchers who have had a central role in driving the theory, action research, and evaluation that has propelled the strategic interventions from the beginning. This group of researchers has made a special contribution and has unique insight into the work.

Our Senior Site Advisors are practitioners who are able to lead city-level projects from their beginning to full implementation. This cadre of people is specially capable of providing advice and guidance to individual implementation efforts and the direction of the work at large.

Jeremy Travis
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
New York, NY


David M. Kennedy
National Network for Safe Communities 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY
Senior Research Advisors  
Tracey Meares *
Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT

Mark Kleiman *
Director, Crime and Justice Program
New York University, Marron Institute of Urban Engagement 
New York, NY

Andrew Papachristos
Associate Professor of Sociology 
Yale University 
New Haven, CT

Roseanna Ander 
Founding Executive Director 
Urban Education Lab and Crime Lab 
University of Chicago 
Chicago, IL
Senior Site Advisors  
Robin Engel
Vice President for Safety and Reform 
University of Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH

Terri Shelton
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Teny Oded Gross
Executive Director
Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
Providence, RI

Stewart Wakeling
Executive Director
California Partnership for Safe Communities
Oakland, CA


* Also a Senior Site Advisor