The Center for Crime Prevention and Control fosters innovative crime reduction strategies through hands-on fieldwork, action research, and operational partnerships with law enforcement, communities, social service providers, and other practitioners.
The Center is actively engaged in crime prevention initiatives in jurisdictions around the country and the world. It is particularly focused on issues affecting our most vulnerable communities: gangs and other violent groups, gun violence and gun trafficking, overt drug markets, and domestic violence. It is also focused on repairing relationships between those communities and law enforcement; strengthening communities; and reducing arrest and incarceration.
Much of the Center's work operates from a framework in which law enforcement, communities, and outreach and social service providers directly engage with offenders to set standards, offer help, and establish clear consequences for continued offending. This framework has produced the "Boston model" gang violence strategy, the "High Point" drug market strategy, and is being further developed for other important public safety issues.
John Jay College has launched the National Network for Safe Communities, composed of the many cities successfully using these strategies around the nation and committed to their continued development and broader implementation.
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