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Article in Governing Magazine highlights Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative’s success in High Point

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , ,

The NCNSC team was interviewed by reporter, John Buntin, of Governing Magazine about the Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative in High Point.  The article, published in March 2016, highlights High Point’s success in reducing domestic violence offenses and recidivism through the focused deterrence strategy. Additionally, Lexington, NC has replicated the strategy and experienced success in combating the problem of intimate partner domestic violence. NCNSC’s John Weil was quoted in the article about the mindset needed for other agencies to replicate the initiative:  “The operational piece of this is very complex and requires quite a bit of commitment and attention to […]

What Do We Know about Notified Offenders in High Point’s Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative? Interim Data Report Available

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Uncategorized. Tags: , ,

An interim analysis of domestic violence offenders who have been notified through the High Point Police Department’s focused deterrence initiative reveals that we know quite a bit how well the strategy is working in reducing domestic violence recidivism and with what types of offenders. First of all, in general, the strategy of notifying domestic violence offenders that the police department now has a new way of dealing with domestic violence and is taking domestic violence crimes seriously works to deter future domestic violence recidivism. The notification message goes onto to say that we [the police department] know who you are […]

Fayetteville PSN Partner Gets Positive Press

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Uncategorized. Tags: , , ,

Our partners in Fayetteville have gotten positive press about what they are doing to help ex-felons get a positive start. Mr. Tommy Kinlaw, a community member and partner with Fayetteville Police Department in their PSN (Operation Ceasefire) focused deterrence efforts, was recently featured in an article in the Fayetteville Observer. According to the article, “Kinlaw has become the face of recent community efforts to better transition services for former offenders looking to re-enter society”. Kinlaw runs a grocery store and believes that the community must step up and give ex-offenders a chance to get on their feet– and that is […]

High Point’s Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative Showing Positive Results

Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources, Uncategorized.

An article in the Blue Ridge Times was published which highlights the NC Network’s evaluation and expertise about the Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative in High Point, NC. Henderson, NC among other sites across the state and country are eager to learn more about the strategy and its potential success in reducing domestic violence recidivism. Last week, the NC Network’s John Weil and Stacy Sechrist presented along with Chief Kepley, Captain Rummage, and Lt. Carter from Lexington (NC) Police Department about the strategy as it is being implemented there. The presentation took place at the 3rd Innovations in Domestic and […]

Fayetteville in the Eastern District of NC receives 2014 PSN grant

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under Uncategorized.

We are very happy to announce that the Fayetteville Police Department, with coordinator Lisa Jayne, have received PSN grant funding which will focus on violent crime reduction in the Bonnie Doone area of the City. NCNSC will serve as the research partner for that grant. In partnership with the PD, the United States Attorney’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, community members, and resource providers, a plan will be developed to focus law enforcement and social service resources on the most violent and prolific offenders in the area. NCNSC will conduct a group audit and incident review for the Bonnie Doone area […]

Statesville/Iredell County Holds First Domestic Violence Call-In

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , ,

Our partners in Statesville/Iredell Couty held their first-ever call-in for domestic violence offenders on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. According to Capt. Dan Miglin of the Statesville Police Department, there were some 2,832 cases of domestic violence investigated in Iredell County in 2013. Statesville/Iredell modeled their initiative after High Point’s Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative. The North Carolina Network for Safe Communities has been in partnership with the High Point Police Department since the planning stages of their domestic violence strategy and been in partnership with Statesville/Iredell since 2009 in assisting them with implementation of their initial focused deterrence strategy to […]

NC Is Taking Domestic Violence Seriously

Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , ,

Sites throughout NC are taking a closer look at how to take domestic violence more seriously from a legal standpoint. Lexington is replicating High Point’s Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative and they began C- and D-list offender notifications on July 1, 2014. Thus far, 83 domestic violence offenders have been notified by the Lexington Police Department that the violence will no longer be tolerated. Offenders are told that they are now on a watch list for domestic violence offenders and that future offending will be met with swift, severe, and certain consequences. From now on the Police Department will focus […]

Rockingham County Sees Decline in Violent Crime Using Data-Driven Focused Deterrence Approach

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources, Uncategorized.

Our partners with Project Safe Rockingham County recently reported a 20% decrease in armed robberies, which were up slightly a year ago. By using data to drive the focused deterrence strategy and direct it toward offenders known to be engaged in armed robbery in Rockingham County, the County has successfully lowered the number of armed robberies occurring in the County. In addition, armed robberies are one of four violent offenses reported in the State Bureau of Investigation’s violent crime index. Since focused deterrence work began in Rockingham County in 2010 in partnership with the North Carolina Network for Safe Communities, […]

NCNSC Consulted by UK Researchers about the OFDVI Strategy to Combat Domestic Violence

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources, Uncategorized.

NCNSC was contacted by a group of researchers and practitioners in the United Kingdom who were interested in learning more about High Point Police Department’s application of focused deterrence to combat domestic violence. The group published a report entitled, Domestic Violence: Evidence Review in which they stated: “While domestic violence is high on the public policy agenda in the UK, successive reviews have highlighted policing problems. A recent HMIC report found domestic violence is not policed at the same level as other offences and identified a catalogue of policing failures that have a long history of recurrence. With domestic violence […]

Latest Results of the High Point Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Stacy Sechrist under News, Resources, Uncategorized.

Last week, NC Network for Safe Communities presented along with the High Point Police Department at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence conference. The latest evaluation results of the effort are very promising. At the two year mark since implementation of the initiative, domestic violence offenders who have been notified have a 9% recidivism as measured by repeat arrest for a domestic violence-related crime. Also, domestic-related arrests , domestic assaults with injury, and intimate partner domestic calls for service have all  decreased significantly since implementation. The findings support that domestic violence offender behavior can be changed by stripping their […]