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Violent Crime

The Office of Legal Policy (OLP) is responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of many of the Department’s major criminal law initiatives. OLP works closely with other Department components and agencies to enhance the Department’s effectiveness in combating violent crime, firearms offenses, and criminal gangs. OLP has also been heavily involved in sentencing policy and assists in developing new criminal statutes and enhancements to existing criminal statutes.

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at Project Safe Neighborhoods Press Availability (August 14, 2008)

Press Release: Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey Announces $17 Million in Grant Funds for Project Safe Neighborhoods (August 14, 2008)

Press Release: Department of Justice Announces New Anti-Gang Funding to Chicago and Detroit (August 11, 2008)

Fact Sheet: Department of Justice Comprehensive Efforts to Fight Gang Violence (August 11, 2008)

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at the National Campaign to Stop Violence Do the Write Thing Recognition Dinner (July 22, 2008)

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Attorney General Mark R. Filip Announcing Enhanced Efforts to Combat Gangs (May 13, 2008)

Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey Before the Fraternal Order of Police (February 25, 2008)

Press Release: Department of Justice Launches Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Training (January 29, 2008)

Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (January 24, 2008)

Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at the Open House for the National Gang Intelligence Center and National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordinating Center (November 28, 2007)

Fact Sheet: the National Gang Intelligence Center and the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordination Center (November 28, 2007)

Press Release: Department of Justice Highlights Achievements Under Project Safe Neighborhoods (September 14, 2007)

Fact Sheet: Project Safe Neighborhoods: America's Network Against Gun Violence

Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at ATF Headquarters Announcing Expanded Justice Department Efforts and New Legislation to Combat Violent Crime (June 1, 2007)

Press release: Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales Announces Expansion of Justice Department Efforts and Proposes New Legislation to Help Prevent and Combat Violent Crime (June 1, 2007)

Violent Crime and Anti-Terrorism Act of 2007

Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at the National Press Club on “Safer Neighborhoods: A Plan for Partnership” (May 15, 2007)

Press Release: Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales Announces New Efforts to Combat Violent Crime (May 15, 2007)

Testimony of Assistant Attorney General Rachel L. Brand on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (May 10, 2007)

Remarks of Assistant Attorney General Rachel L. Brand at the Memorial Plaza Dedication and Peace Officers Memorial Service (August 1, 2006)

The Attorney General’s Announcement of the Safer Communities Initiative before the International Association of Chiefs of Policy (October 10, 2006)

The Department of Justice Initiative To Combat Gangs (February 16, 2006)

The Sentencing Fairness and Equity Restoration Act of 2006

The United States Attorney Bulletin on Gang Prosecutions

Project Safe Neighborhoods Publications:

Monograph: Responses to Gang Crime (2007)

Monograph: Chronic Violent Offenders (2006)

Monograph: Crime Incident Reviews (2006)

Monograph: Offender Notification Meetings (2006)

PSN Case Studies:

Massachusetts 2007:

Missouri 2007:

Alabama 2007:

PSN in Practice II (2007):

Violent Crime Impact Teams Best Practices (2005)



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