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  • Title: National Network for Safe Communities - Home - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: .. MEMBER LOGIN.. Login.. Become a Friend of the National Network.. Home.. The Network.. Mission.. Fact Sheet.. Leadership Group.. National Network Jurisdictions.. Joining The Network.. Executive Board.. Funding.. Contact Us.. The Strategies.. Group Violence Reduction.. Tools for Practitoners.. Basic Implementation Guides.. Advanced Tools.. Innovations.. Research Findings.. Essential Readings.. Full Index.. Current Research Projects.. FAQs.. Drug Market Intervention.. Tools for Practitioners.. News Events.. Media.. 2013.. 2012.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009.. 2008.. 2007.. 2006.. 2005.. 2004.. 1997.. 1996.. Events.. Providence, Rhode Island.. High Point, North Carolina.. Peer Exchange Program.. Notes from the Field.. Networking.. ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY’S MORAL VOICE.. Members of the High Point Community Against Violence tell drug dealers at a call-in that they are loved.. but that their conduct will not be tolerated.. STARTING A MOVEMENT.. Co-Chair Jeremy Travis and other National Network principals at the opening of the First Annual Conference.. in New York in December 2009.. TRUTH TELLING AND RACIAL RECONCILIATION.. Providence Police in dialogue with local youth to address misconceptions, build mutual respect, and gain a better understanding of one another's challenges.. WALKING SIDE BY SIDE.. Overcoming the tension between law enforcement and minority communities is one of the key issues the.. National Network’s crime prevention strategies address.. Photo: Eliza Domingo, City of Providence / Office of the Mayor.. REACHING OUT.. In many National Network jurisdictions, street outreach teams engage directly with offenders to prevent violence and challenge the code of the street.. PROMOTING INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL.. The judgment of peers, family members and communities that crime is wrong has been shown to have.. greater impact on behavior than the threat of formal sanctions.. The National Network for Safe Communities is an alliance of cities dedicated to advancing proven strategies to combat violent crime, reduce incarceration and rebuild  ...   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.. Highlights.. NBC NIGHTLY NEWS ON GVRS SUCCESS IN NOLA.. 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.. LATEST RESEARCH UNDERSCORES NATIONAL NETWORK STRATEGIES' EFFICACY.. 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.. DON'T SHOOT: ONE MAN, A STREET FELLOWSHIP, AND THE END OF VIOLENCE IN INNER-CITY AMERICA.. Read an excerpt.. from the new book by National Network Co-Chair David Kennedy.. A Project of:.. Center for Crime Prevention and Control.. John Jay College of Criminal Justice.. 555 West 57th Street, New York, Room 600.. New York, NY 10019.. Email: infonnsc@jjay.. cuny.. edu.. 2013 All Rights Reserved.. National Network for Safe Communities.. Follow us on.. Twitter..

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  • Title: The Network - Overview - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: Overview.. Joining.. It brings together police chiefs, prosecutors, community leaders, service providers, mayors, street workers, scholars and others concerned about the impact of crime and current crime polices on communities.. The National Network for Safe Communities believes:.. The levels of violence in America are unacceptable.. The realities of drug markets are unacceptable.. The tension between police and minority communities is unacceptable.. The levels of incarceration in America are unacceptable.. The primary purpose of the Network is to support jurisdictions around the country in implementing two highly effective crime reduction strategies  ...   North Carolina.. The National Network is designed to support its members by creating a national community of practice, raising the visibility of its members’ work, offering them technical support, recognizing and helping others learn from their innovations, supporting peer exchange and education, and conducting research and evaluations.. It will be guided by the.. , a smaller group of jurisdictions that will convene teams regularly to address the core issues of the Network’s mission.. Click.. here.. to listen to Co-Chair David Kennedy provide an overview of the National Network's mission and work..

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  • Title: Mission - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: For nearly fifteen years, scores of jurisdictions across the country have been implementing two effective strategies to reduce violence and eliminate drug markets.. The strategy for preventing gang violence, first developed in Boston, MA, has been successfully applied in cities as diverse as Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, and Stockton, CA.. The strategy for eliminating overt community drug markets, first developed in High Point, NC, has been successfully applied in cities as diverse as Providence, RI, Hempstead, NY, and Nashville, TN.. There is now a substantial body of research and field experience documenting that these strategies are associated with large  ...   can deal with its crime problems in a fundamentally different way.. The National Network brings together the jurisdictions around the country that are currently implementing either the group violence reduction strategy (GVRS) or the drug market intervention (DMI) strategy or both; help them learn from one another; help them address common issues; provide a supportive community of practice for new jurisdictions; and work to make these strategies standard practice across the United States.. In this.. Podcast by the Office for Community-Oriented Policing Services.. (.. COPS), National Network Co-Chair David Kennedy provides an overview of the Network's mission and strategies..

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  • Title: Leadership Group - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: The Leadership Group consists of a smaller group of jurisdictions committed to working with the National Network for Safe Communities to develop, demonstrate, and represent a new national standard in addressing group violence and overt drug markets.. The purpose of the Leadership Group is to reset national practice, norms, and expectations around group violence and drug market crime.. Members of the Leadership Group will assist one another with their work; conduct research; address core issues related to crime, crime prevention, community and race; write and publish articles in scholarly, professional, and public outlets; and promote these themes in their own professional circles.. The National Network is convening teams from the Leadership Group jurisdictions  ...   these teams address the core issues of the Network's mission: how to fully implement the strategies; how to ensure their sustainability and institutionalization; how to reduce the unintended harms of traditional enforcement practices; race and perspectives on crime and law enforcement; small-group and street culture dynamics and how they produce crime; truth and reconciliation processes and their lessons for crime prevention; social service and employment strategies for serious offenders; and managing and institutionalizing pragmatic crime prevention strategies incorporating all these elements.. The Leadership Group currently includes:.. Boston, MA.. Chicago, IL.. Cincinnati, OH.. High Point, NC.. Los Angeles, CA.. Milwaukee, WI.. Newark, NJ.. Oakland, CA.. Providence, RI.. State of California.. State of North Carolina..

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  • Title: National Network Jurisdictions - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: Arizona.. Mesa.. California.. State of California.. East Palo Alto.. Fresno.. Los Angeles.. Long Beach.. Oakland.. Oxnard.. Sacramento.. Salinas.. Stockton.. Connecticut.. Bridgeport.. Hartford.. New Haven.. Florida.. Ocala.. Sarasota.. Illinois.. Chicago.. Peoria.. Rockford.. Indiana.. South Bend.. Louisiana.. New Orleans.. Maryland.. Baltimore.. Snow Hill.. Massachusetts.. Boston.. Michigan.. Detroit.. Flint.. Kalamazoo.. Missouri.. Kansas City.. Native American Communities.. Bureau of Indian Affairs,  ...   Newark.. New York.. Hempstead.. Mineola.. Mount Vernon.. Syracuse.. White Plains.. Yonkers.. North Carolina.. Concord.. Durham.. Graham.. Greensboro.. Greenville.. High Point.. Hillsborough.. Salisbury.. Shelby.. Winston-Salem.. Ohio.. Canton.. Cincinnati.. Cleveland.. Dayton.. Middletown.. Toledo.. Oklahoma.. Oklahoma City.. Oregon.. Portland.. Pennsylvania.. Lancaster.. Pittsburgh.. Rhode Island.. Providence.. South Carolina.. Aiken.. Texas.. Dallas.. Virginia.. Richmond.. Washington.. Seattle.. West Virginia.. Huntington.. Wisconsin.. Madison.. Milwaukee..

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  • Title: Joining the Network - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: Joining the Network.. Membership in the National Network is free.. To become a member, we ask for a commitment to the National Network’s.. key principles.. and to the implementation of the group violence and/or drug market strategy from at least one of the following principals in a jurisdiction:.. Mayor/City Manager.. County Executive.. Chief of Police.. District Attorney.. US Attorney.. Sheriff.. If you are one of these principals in a jurisdiction and would  ...   group violence and drug market strategies involves robust partnerships.. If you are part of a team doing this work in a jurisdiction in which one of the above listed principals already is a Network member, and you and/or your organization would also like to join, please contact us at.. If your jurisdiction is not currently implementing these strategies and you would like information about them, please review this website or contact us at..

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  • Title: Executive Board - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: The Executive Board provides strategic guidance to the National Network for Safe Communities’ leadership.. Co-Chairs.. Professor David M.. Kennedy.. Director,.. Professor Jeremy Travis.. President.. John Jay College of Criminal Justice.. Dr.. Anthony Braga.. Don M.. Gottfredson Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology.. Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.. Colonel Dean Esserman.. Chief,.. New Haven Police Department,.. New Haven, CT.. Jim Fealy.. Chief (Retired),.. High Point Police Department.. High Point, NC.. Ms.. Elizabeth Glazer.. Special Counsel to the Attorney General.. New York State Attorney General’s Office..  ...   Robert A J.. Lang, Esq.. Pastor Sherman Mason.. New Bethel Baptist Church.. Ed McGarrell.. Director.. School of Criminal Justice Michigan State University.. Professor Tracey Meares.. Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law.. Yale Law School.. Meg Reiss.. Former Executive Assistant District Attorney.. Investigation Division.. Nassau County.. District Attorney’s Office, NY.. Thomas H.. Streicher, Jr.. Chief (Retired), Cincinnati Police Department.. Cincinnati, OH.. Reverend Jim Summey.. High Point Community Against Violence.. Doug Thompkins.. Department of Sociology.. Stewart Wakeling.. California Partnership for Safe Communities.. Oakland, CA..

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  • Title: Funding - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: CURRENT FUNDERS.. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.. S.. Department of Justice.. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.. Department of Justice.. John D.. Catherine T.. MacArthur Foundation John D.. MacArthur Foundation.. New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.. Nicholson Foundation.. Victoria Foundation.. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.. Department of Interior.. Detroit Public Safety Foundation.. New Orleans Community Support Foundation.. State of Connecticut, the United States Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut.. PAST FUNDERS.. Evelyn Walter Haas Jr.. Fund.. State of North Carolina – Governor’s Crime Commission.. City of Cincinnati.. Government of South Australia..

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  • Title: Contact Us - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: National Network for Safe Communities.. 555 West 57th Street, Suite 600.. Email:.. infonnsc@jjay.. Tel: 646 557 4760.. David M.. Co-Chair, National Network for Safe Communities.. Tel: 212-484-1323.. Amy Crawford.. Deputy Director.. acrawford@jjay.. Tel: 646-557-4795.. Sue-Lin Wong.. Director of Strategic Planning Policy.. slwong@jjay.. Tel: 646-557-4796.. Sibylle von Ulmenstein.. Communications Research.. svonulmenstein@jjay.. Tel: 646-557-4794.. Zhi Chang.. Fiscal Administrative Assistant.. zchang@jjay.. Tel: 212-393-6317.. Michael Friedrich.. Publications Assistant.. mfriedrich@jjay..

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  • Title: The Strategies - Overview - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: Group Violence Reduction Strategy.. Drug Market Intervention Strategy.. FAQs.. The National Network for Safe Communities works towards taking two well-developed crime reduction strategies to national scale.. The first – the group violence reduction strategy pioneered in Boston, MA, as "Operation Ceasefire" – addresses serious violence associated with gangs, drug crews, and similar groups of offenders; the second – the drug market intervention strategy  ...   "High Point model" – addresses the violence associated with overt drug markets.. Click above to listen to National Network Co-Chair David Kennedy give a brief overview of the National Network for Safe Communities' violence prevention strategies.. For a more in-depth discussion of the strategies, listen to an interview with David Kennedy on.. NPR's Fresh Air: "Interrupting Violence with the Message 'Don't Shoot.. '"..

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  • Title: Group Violence Reduction Strategy - National Network for Safe Communities
    Descriptive info: THE STRATEGIES.. Photo: Ronny Salerno.. Cincinnati is one of the National Network for Safe Communities' Leadership Group sites that achieved.. substantial reductions in group violence.. The Cincinnati Initiatve to Reduce Violence (CIRV) governance.. structure has served as a model for other sites.. The group violence reduction strategy, sometimes referred to as “Operation Ceasefire”, after its original implementation in Boston, is now a well-proven approach.. The evidence for the efficacy of this approach to reduce group-related violence has accumulated over a decade and is extremely persuasive.. The strategy is unusual, but based on common sense and practical experience.. Violence in troubled neighborhoods is caused predominantly by a remarkably small and active number of people locked in group dynamics on the street: gangs, drug crews, and the like.. The internal dynamics of these groups and the “honor” code of the street drive violence between groups and individuals.. The individuals that comprise these groups typically constitute less than 0.. 5 percent of a city’s population.. The strategy  ...   a partnership of law enforcement, social service providers, and community actors – parents, ministers, gang outreach workers, neighborhood associations, ex-offenders, and others – must be assembled and must engage in a sustained relationship with violent groups.. The key moment in the strategy is a “call-in,” or “notification,” repeated as necessary: a face-to-face meeting between gang members and the partnership.. The partners deliver key messages to gang members: that the violence is wrong and has to stop; that the community needs them alive and out of prison and with their loved ones; that help is available to all who would accept it; and that any future violence will be met with clear, predictable, and certain consequences.. A substantial body of research in support of the efficacy of the group violence reduction strategy has been assembled over the past 15 years.. Please go to.. for a list of.. or a.. of the research available to date.. Listen to National Network Co-Chair Director David Kennedy outline the strategy..

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