David M. Kennedy
Director, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
David M. Kennedy is the director of the National Network for Safe Communities, a project of John Jay College 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 proven effective in a variety of settings by a Campbell Collaboration evaluation, 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, among many other distinctions. His latest book is Don’t Shoot, One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America.