National Network for Safe Communities

Funded by the Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the MacArthur Foundation, the National for Safe Communities was launched in 2009 to roll out the Center’s key crime prevention strategies as the national standard for addressing group violence and overt drug markets. The Center coordinates the funding, research and…Read More »

National Network for Safe Communities: Leadership Group

Funded by the Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice and the MacArthur Foundation, the Leadership Group consists of a smaller group of key National Network member jurisdictions committed to developing and demonstrating the Center’s crime prevention strategies and represent them on the national stage. The Center convenes stakeholders from…Read More »

Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS)

Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago launched its Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS) in 2009 under Major Richard M. Daley’s administration. It has been continued under Mayor Emanuel Rahm with the strong support of Superintendent Garry McCarthy. As a member of the National Network for Safe Communities’ Leadership Group, Chicago is rolling out the group violence reduction strategy (GVRS) district by…Read More »

Ceasefire Detroit, Michigan

Funded by the Department of Justice and the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, the Ceasefire Detroit project will receive technical assistance from the Center to roll out the group violence reduction strategy district by district.  The Center will serve as senior technical advisor while its National Network partners will provide on the ground peer–to-peer support for law…Read More »

Newark Violence Reduction Initiative (NVRI)

Funded by the Victoria Foundation and Nicholson Foundation, the Center provides support to the New York Violence Reduction Initiative (NVRI), launched in 2010 under Mayor Cory Booker and then Police Director Garry McCarthy and now continued under Police Director Samuel DeMaio. A member of the National Network for Safe Communities’ Leadership Group, Newark is the first…Read More »

Addressing Serious Violence in Connecticut

The Center for Crime Prevention and Control, in cooperation with partners at Yale University, is working with the State of Connecticut to implement the group violence reduction strategy in selected cities across the state, starting with an immediate launch in New Haven. Center staff will provide high-level strategic guidance and research and technical assistance support to the selected sites….Read More »

Reducing Serious Violence in Indian Country: A Demonstration Project

This project is designed to adapt the Center’s group violence reduction strategy to address serious violence in Indian Country – specifically on one of the High Priority Performance Goal (HPPG) reservations. The project seeks to both reduce serious violence and improve the relationships between Native American communities, police agencies, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs…Read More »

Addressing Domestic Violence in High Point, NC

Under the guidance of Center Director David Kennedy, the High Point Police Department, in partnership with researchers, practitioners, prosecutors and community members, developed and is now implementing and evaluating a focused deterrence initiative targeting chronic domestic violence offenders. For further details, please visit The Strategies page.