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Community Outreach

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi is committed to effectively serving our community and engages in outreach in order to prevent crime, respond to community needs, and promote good citizenship.  Through our outreach efforts, the office connects with local community groups and organizations to discuss ways our work affects them, and provide an avenue for members of the community to express issues of concern and report federal crimes or civil rights violations.

A number of outreach efforts are underway.  In concert with the work of our Hate Crimes Task Force, the office is engaged in efforts to reach out to, and more fully engage, members of our Arab, Muslim, and Sikh communities whose members often find themselves targets of hate crimes.  In addition, we actively work to address the public safety concerns of our Native American tribes within the Southern District of Mississippi.  And we conduct extensive community outreach through law enforcement initiatives such as

    Project Safe Childhood, which combats sexual exploitation crimes against children;

    Project Safe Neighborhood, which focuses both on arresting and prosecuting serial criminals who illegally use or possess firearms, and assisting communities in addressing issues that, left unchecked, may lead to gun violence; and

Should you have a question about, or wish to participate in, any one of our outreach efforts please call us at 601-965-4480. 

The U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, along with other office staff, regularly speak at community meetings, local events and schools  throughout Washington regarding the work of the officeUSAO as well as specific law enforcement or crime prevention issues of interest. 

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Disaster Fraud Hotline

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at:

(866) 720-5721

You can also fax information to:

(225) 334-4707

or e-mail it to:

disaster@leo.gov


Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Our nation-wide commitment to reducing gun crime in America.