Project Longevity-New Haven
Stacy R. Spell
New Haven Project Manager
phone: (203) 314-6804
Stacy R. Spell is a veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corp, a retired New Haven Police Department Detective having worked in the major crimes unit, firearms unit, narcotics enforcement unit and was assigned to the Connecticut State Police Gang Unit. He is also the current president of the West River Neighborhood Services Corporation, a nonprofit organization with the goal of creating a green, peaceful community through events and community engagement. Stacy sits on the board of directors for the West River Neighborhood Services Corporation, Elmseed, the Dwight Development Corporation, is an active tutor at New Haven Reads, and the chairman of the Deacon Board of Pitts Chapel U.F.W. Baptist Church. He is married to Virginia and the father of five children, and five grandchildren, an avid outdoorsman, and gardener. He lives by the belief that a good man serves God, his family, and his community. He has received numerous civic awards for his community service, and was named the 2011 New Haven Independent “ Man of the Year.”
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The law enforcement facet of Project Longevity is comprised of a collegial, cohesive and comprehensive contingent of law enforcement agencies which include but are not limited to New Haven Police Department, New Haven Adult Probation, New Haven Parole and Community Services, New Haven Judicial District State’s Attorney’s Office, US Attorney's Office, FBI and ATF.
The law enforcement community is committed to supporting the moral objective against gun violence as established by the communities of New Haven and keeping their promise to respond expeditiously to group/gang violence involving the use of firearms. View our New Haven law enforcement partners
We believe that the moral decision to refrain from the illegal use of firearms is not contingent upon an individual’s formal education, employment status, housing situation or other socioeconomic factors. Gun violence is unacceptable, however, we recognize that economic deprivation, historic social and civic injustice, poor education systems, are amongst causal factors that are determinants of violent crime. Project Longevity is committed to supporting individuals who choose to pursue a positive and productive lifestyle. Our full-time social services coordinator is our single point of contact who is committed to working with individuals to ensure that they receive priority attention and rapid delivery of services as they are considered to be at high risk a perpetrators or victims of gun violence. To learn more about our Support and Outreach efforts click here.
Project Longevity is a demonstration of community interdependence, solidarity, and upstanding citizenship. Our goal is to add to and reflect the partnerships that exist amongst community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, private sector organizations, and the general public to end group involved gun violence in our communities. We are active in our communities and appreciate any opportunity to strengthen the community’s moral objection to gun violence. Click here to view our community page