National Network for Safe Communities — LA Larceny Project

Award Date 
2/2017
Grant Amount 
$161,040
Purpose 
To support a larceny intervention project in Los Angeles
Topic (focus area) 

Published: March 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $161,040 to the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College to support a project aimed at reducing larceny in Los Angeles, which has risen since the passage of Proposition 47 in 2014. The project will use the focused deterrence model created by David Kennedy to build a partnership to reverse that trend by addressing a small number of people responsible for the bulk of the crimes. The strategy reinforces community norms against crime to intervene where risk is highest. The first phase of the project will include a problem analysis to determine the scope of the problem in Los Angeles and lay the foundation for strategic implementation. The National Network for Safe Communities plans to help implement this intervention as a pilot project in Los Angeles.

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Document Source
National Network for Safe Communities LA Larceny Project Proposal Source