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David Kennedy

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Senior Advisor for the Arctic Region, NOAA

    Full Biography

    David Kennedy is the director of the National Network for Safe Communities, a project of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Professor Kennedy and the National Network support cities implementing strategic interventions to reduce violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, 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. Professor Kennedy was awarded the 2011 Hatfield Scholar Award for scholarship in the public interest. He helped develop the High Point Drug Market Intervention strategy, the Justice Department’s Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative, the Treasury Department’s Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative, the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Drug Market Intervention Program, and the High Point Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Kennedy’s work has won two Ford Foundation Innovations in Government awards, two Webber Seavey Awards from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Herman Goldstein International Award for Problem-Oriented Policing. Mr. Kennedy has authored and published work on crime deterrence, prevention and policing, and has published a wide range of articles on gang violence, drug markets, domestic violence, firearms trafficking, deterrence theory and other public safety issues.