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David Kennedy ’80

BOX_Kennedy_David_sized.jpg designed the drug market elimination strategy for the High Point [N.C.] Police Department that earned them the 2007 Innovations in American Government Award from the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government last September. Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control and a member of the faculty at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice since 2005, previously directed the Boston Gun Project, which won numerous awards, including the Ford Foundation Innovations in Government Award, for its Operation Ceasefire Initiative. Kennedy says: “The High Point work is the most gratifying I’ve ever done. I got into the crime prevention field because of the crack epidemic and what it was doing to communities, and after all this time perhaps we’re finally getting somewhere.” Kennedy has also served as adviser for several government departments and the White House on crime issues.

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