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PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS ANTI-GANG TRAINING CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2010

Conference aimed at criminal justice professionals and community leaders

Jeffrey H. Sloman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced that the 2010 Project Safe Neighborhood (“PSN”) Anti-Gang Training Conference, co-hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, in conjunction with federal and local partners, will be held tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure in Weston, FL.

PSN is a Department of Justice nationwide initiative that combines traditional law enforcement activities with community-based support and intervention programs. The two primary goals of the PSN initiative is to reduce and prevent violent crimes and to help past offenders adjust and re-enter the community. Founded in 2001, PSN is the nation’s largest and most visible effort to combat violent crime and criminal gang activity at the community level by increasing coordination and cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement and the community.

The Conference, which will run from February 10 - 12, will bring together government and law enforcement agencies, individuals and non-governmental organizations involved in promoting the PSN goals of reducing gang and gun violence through prevention, deterrence, and reentry programs. National and local experts will discuss current policies and share successful practices with the conference participants.

U.S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman, “Gang violence spills onto our neighborhoods, killing innocent victims, destroying entire families, and poisoning the future and the welfare of our children. Experience has shown that aggressive prosecutions are not enough to stop this cycle of violence. With the help of our PSN partners, our goal is to reduce gangs and the violence that spills into our communities.”

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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