On September 18, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the National Network for Safe Communities, through John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a three-year, $4.75 million grant to launch a National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.
National Network for Safe Communities partners:
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An op-ed by National Network’s David Kennedy in New York Daily News focuses on the violence reductions NYPD is getting by combining its managerial seriousness with direct-outreach approaches.
An op-ed at Huffington Post by David Kennedy examines "the method behind the growing lack of madness in America's cities."
Published by the COPS Office at DOJ, this guide provides a tool for those who want to bring GVI to their communities, from experienced practitioners to those simply wishing to learn more.
The National Network for Safe Communities is an alliance of cities dedicated to advancing proven strategies to combat violent crime, reduce incarceration and rebuild relations between law enforcement and distressed communities.The National Network’s strategies operate along these guiding principles:
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
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.
CIRV is specifically designed to impact gun-related violence in a core population – chronic violent offenders affiliated with street groups. In 2007, homicides declined to 68, the largest single year decline in homicides since 1991.
"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
LA Ceasefire is effecting serious violence reductions in the most troubled neighborhoods of the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.
reduction in homicides
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in Part 1 UCR crime in 3 out of 4 DMI neighborhoods
reduction in gang-member involved homicide
reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods
reduction in drug offenses