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Event: Noted Criminology Professor David Kennedy to Speak at the Paramount Theatre


David M. Kennedy, Criminology Professor and Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York will present a community forum entitled,  DMI and Beyond on October 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, VT.

Professor Kennedy will discuss innovative Drug Market Intervention (DMI) strategies that have proven it is possible to address the worst neighborhood harms associated with out-of-control drug markets. Kennedy will also share how these strategies can be used in the heroin markets emerging in Rutland and many other cities nationally.

The community forum is presented by Rutland Regional Medical Center in conjunction with the Rutland City Police Department and Project VISION.

The event is free and open to the public.

Seating is first come, first served. For more information contact 802.747.3634

About David M. Kennedy
Kennedy is a criminologist, professor and author specializing in crime prevention among inner city gangs, especially in the prevention of violent acts among street gangs. Kennedy developed the Operation Ceasefire group violence intervention in Boston, MA, in the 1990s and the High Point Model drug market intervention in High Point, NC, in 2003, which have proven to reduce violence and eliminate overt drug markets in jurisdictions around the United States.

He is the author of two books, Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and The End of Violence in Inner-City America (2011), a popular treatment of his violence reduction work with street gangs, and Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the Prospect of Sanction (2008), a theoretical publication. He is the coauthor of Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing, a book on community policing.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont. Their commitment to quality patient care led to Rutland Regional becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition(r) for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation.

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