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 DETROIT NEWS OP-ED BY BARBARA MCQUADE: "CEASEFIRE DETROIT": THE START OF A NEW ERA
With a strong Ceasefire Detroit partnership in place, the city prepares to launch its Group Violence Intervention. An op-ed in The Detroit News by US Attorney Barbara McQuade explains the strategy of the city's first call-in, which focuses on the city's Eastern District.
NY DAILY NEWS OP-ED BY DAVID KENNEDY: BEYOND STOP AND FRISK
An op-ed by National Netowrk'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.
Looking beyond the debate over the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, Kennedy says we can expect to see continued results as New York and other cities make a policy of stopping violent groups.[more]
LA TIMES OP-ED BY DAVID KENNEDY: ANOTHER KIND OF GUN CONTROL
In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, National Network's David Kennedy writes that the current gun control debate is missing the point where most of the nation's gun crime is concerned, but that ready-to-hand approaches are available.
Instead of contentious legislation, Kennedy argues, the nation must focus police and social services on 'hot' groups and places. Read more as Kennedy lays out the National Network's position on innovative - and, most importantly, effective - approaches to reducing violent crime.[more]
HighlightsRESPECTFUL POLICING IN CHICAGO: CHANGING THE US VS THEM MENTALITY.
Among the important measures Chicago is taking to combat the city's gun violence is a Chicago Police Department initiative to promote police legitimacy. A one-day course in CPD training academy emphasizes trust-building and respectful policing practices that will help improve police-community relationships and make Chicago a safe city.
See the WGN news profile of the initiative here: [more]
NBC Nightly News launched a week-long series investigating gun violence in America by highlighting New Orleans’ early successes in cutting its homicide rate since adopting the National Network’s group violence reduction strategy (GVRS) as a central element of its NOLA for Life campaign. [more]
A Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review, the gold standard in evaluating social science interventions, has found “strong empirical evidence” for the effectiveness of the National Network's crime reduction strategies. [more]
Read an excerpt from the new book by National Network Co-Chair David Kennedy.