National Network for Safe Communities celebrates 10th Anniversary at conference

The National Network for Safe Communities will host its fifth annual criminal justice conference.  Flyer courtesy of the National Network for Safe Communities.

The National Network for Safe Communities will host its fifth annual criminal justice conference.

Flyer courtesy of the National Network for Safe Communities.

By Phineas Rueckert

With a focus on the “emerging science of violence prevention,” the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) will host its fifth annual criminal justice conference on June 18 and 19 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.

The organization will also celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. NNSC, according to its mission statement, aims to provide “proven, evidence-based, life-saving violence reduction strategies to dozens of communities across America and beyond.”

Some of New York’s leading criminal justice experts will speak at next week’s conference, including David Kennedy, Director of the NNSC; Eric L. Cumberbatch, the Executive Director of the NYC Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence; and Jeffrey A. Butts, who leads John Jay’s Research and Evaluation Center. Panels cover a wide range of topics, from how to reduce violence across borders to the importance of including communities in violence prevention initiatives.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.