A key principle of the National Network for Safe Communities is to offer help to the core population of high-risk people on the street. The National Network has typically framed this component of its strategies as "social services." However, despite the best efforts of all concerned, it has shown little impact on violence reduction or improving the lives of group members. Working with its national partners, the National Network has begun to frame a new "support and outreach" structure carefully tailored to the core street population, its situation, and its needs.
Provider: National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice