All community members are invited to join the Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention in a learning lab on transforming community safety at 12 p.m. Thursday, June 17. This learning lab features David Kennedy, the executive director of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College, a national organization focused on supporting cities implementing strategic interventions to reduce violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and communities.
Kennedy will provide an overview of the national evidence-based practice Group Violence Intervention (GVI) and how the model has been applied to Minneapolis. GVI reduces homicide and gun violence, minimizes harm to communities by replacing enforcement with deterrence, and fosters stronger relationships between law enforcement and the people they serve.
This meeting will be recorded.
About the Transforming Community Safety Learning Lab Series
The series will feature partners and national experts in violence prevention and other areas related to transforming community safety. The series will:
- Provide information about relevant research, evidence-informed practices, practice-based evidence, promising practices, and innovative solutions and models for community safety from around the country.
- Offer information and inspiration about what may be possible with reimagining community safety.
- Create deeper understanding of some of the existing community safety models and practices we have locally that we can build on.