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  NCJ Number: NCJ 216298     Find in a Library
  Title: Paving the Way for Project Safe Neighborhoods: SACSI in 10 U.S. Cities
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Jan Roehl ; Dennis P. Rosenbaum ; Sandra K. Costello ; James R. Coldren Jr. ; Amie M. Schuck ; Laura Kunard ; David R. Forde
  Date Published: 04/2008
  Page Count: 20
  Series: NIJ Research in Brief
  Annotation: This report presents findings from a national assessment of the U.S. Department of Justice Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative (SACSI) approach launched in 10 cities throughout the United States targeting predominantly homicide, youth violence, or firearms violence.
  Abstract: The assessment study, supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, found that the Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative (SACSI) approach, when implemented effectively, was associated with reductions in targeted violent crimes, sometimes by as much as 50 percent. Successful elements of the SACSI approach include the leadership provided by United States Attorneys’ Offices, the integration of research into the planning and intervention strategies, collaborative strategic planning, and implementation of a range of intervention strategies. SACSI was a multipronged effort in 10 cities that aimed to bring together some of the best practices known to date for reducing and preventing violent crime, adapting the process used in Boston’s Operation Ceasefire project. Boston’s project included multiagency collaboration, integration of research into program planning and implementation, and strategic problem solving. Other successful program elements include the use of homicide and incident reviews for problem analysis, the key involvement of probation officers, and successful firearms prosecutions. This report provides key findings from a national evaluation on the effectiveness of the SACSI approach. Researchers documented and assessed partnership formation and dynamics, strategic planning, problem solving activities, the integration of research into the site strategies and activities, program longevity, and program impact. Exhibits and notes
  Main Term(s): Interagency cooperation ; Community crime prevention programs
  Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures ; Crime prevention measures ; Police crime-prevention ; Criminal justice system coordination ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 1999-IJ-CX-K013
  Type: Program/Project Evaluation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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