Drug Market Intervention Strategy
Practice Brief: Norms, Narratives, and Community Engagement for Crime Prevention (2010)
This practice brief by David Kennedy provides concrete guidance for addressing “norms and narratives” held by offenders and potential offenders, communities, and law enforcement that have been found to have tremendous impact on crime and crime prevention, how each party views the others and their actions, and their willingness to work together.
Disrupting Open Air Drug Markets (2009)
This PowerPoint presentation, by Dr. Nicholas Corsaro et al., provides an overview of the focused-deterrence model, how the National Network’s drug market strategy fits into this model, and offers details of an evaluation of the drug market intervention implemented in Rockford, IL and of other related work.
Bureau of Justice Assistance – Drug Market Intervention: Implementation Guide and Lessons Learned (2009)
This implementation and lessons-learned guide is organized by the nine basic steps for implementing the Drug Market Intervention Initiative (see Basic Implementation Guide). Within each step there are suggestions for implementing the step as well as common questions and issues to discuss with possible responses to the questions. These suggestions were culled from the initial rounds of DMI trainings where officials from High Point, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Providence, Rockford, Hempstead and Nashville served as faculty and offered the advice described within this document.
Seattle Drug Market Initiative (2009)
This brief summary outlines Seattle’s initiative to address street level drug dealing in residential neighborhoods. Used as a tool to inform neighborhood residents and members of the public about the goals of the initiative, it explains how the effort differs from traditional police/prosecutor undercover narcotics operations.
Drugs, Race and Common Ground: Reflections on the High Point Intervention (2008)
This article is based on remarks delivered by National Network co-chair David Kennedy at the 2008 National Institute of Justice conference, setting out the key elements of the High Point drug market intervention. It also provides information on how this model evolved out of the original Ceasefire intervention in Boston, which combined problem-oriented policing with collaboration between law enforcement and community stakeholders.
East Nashville Intervention Project (2008)
This PowerPoint presentation, by Robert Nash, Commander of the East Precinct of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, provides an overview of the overt drug market strategy as implemented in the city’s North 2nd Street neighborhood. A detailed process and impact assessment of the Nashville strategy by Corsaro, Brunson & McGarell is forthcoming.