The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Georgia is involved in a number of programs and projects in our community. Some of our major efforts are listed below.
Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC)
In the summer of 1981, the Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime recommended that each United States Attorney establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC). The bipartisan Task Force included eight distinguished national criminal justice experts who closely examined federal, state, and local law enforcement needs. The recommendation to establish LECCs came as a direct result of the group's finding that local law enforcement cooperation was crucial, but that cooperation nationwide was uneven.
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
This project involves a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to federally prosecute felons that possess firearms, as well as pursue other federal gun violations.
Weed & Seed
Weed and Seed is a Department of Justice community-based program whose goal is to prevent, control and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in targeted high-crime neighborhoods throughout the country.
The Victim-Witness Section works to ensure that victims of federal crime who have suffered physical, financial, or emotional trauma are informed of their rights and receive the assistance and protection to which they are entitled under the law, and that witnesses in the federal justice system are accorded all accommodation and notices consistent with that vital role.