On February 15, 2019, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Implementing the NEAR Act to reduce violence in D.C., was cited by D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau in the Local Opinions section of the Washington Post:
That’s why I am calling on the mayor and my colleagues on the council to fully invest in implementation of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results (Near) Act and end the practice of stop and frisk in the District. Fluctuations in violent crime are no excuse to pull funding or support for the groundbreaking work the District has done to address community violence at its root, work that has only just begun. Our constituents are demanding a change in how we create safe communities, particularly ending stop and frisk.
The Near Act, passed unanimously in 2016, is a comprehensive public-health approach toward reducing violent crime through diversion programs, counseling, mentorship and violence interruption.
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