Director, National Network for Safe Communities
David M. Kennedy is the director of the National Network for Safe Communities, a project of John Jay Col- lege of Criminal Justice in New York City. Mr. Kennedy and the National Network support cities implementing strategic interventions to reduce violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and communities. These interventions have been evaluated and proven effective in a variety of settings by Campbell Collaboration, and are currently being implemented in Chicago, New Orleans, Baltimore, Oakland, and many other cities nationwide. Mr. Kennedy’s work has won two Ford Foundation Innovations in Government awards, the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing, among many other distinctions. His latest book is Don’t Shoot, One Man, a Street Fellow- ship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America.