National Network for Safe Communities partners:
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
The initiative, which will be an ongoing partnership with the Justice Department, will provide training to law enforcement and communities on bias reduction and procedural fairness and will apply evidence-based strategies in five pilot sites around the country. It will also establish a clearinghouse where information, research, and technical assistance are readily accessible for law enforcement, criminal justice practitioners and community leaders.
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:
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.
In 2013, Stockton renewed its commitment to Operation Ceasefire implementation. It saw a 55% reduction in homicide, the single largest reduction ever in the city.
Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative began conducting call-ins and custom notifications to street group members in 2014. "The bottom line is we don't want any of these guys killed or locked up," says project manager Paul Smith. "We need them to influence people in their neighborhoods and communities."
Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS) has dedicated, full-time National Network staff on the ground assisting the city's community and law enforcement partnership to conduct call-ins and custom notifications in many of the most volatile districts.
South Philadelphia's Focused Deterrence strategy has shown promising early results. The city's implementation has been so successful that the National Network is highlighting its street outreach and street enforcement systems as a model for other cities.
reduction in youth homicide
reduction in Part 1 UCR crime in 3 out of 4 DMI neighborhoods
reduction in drug offenses
reduction in homicides
reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002
reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods