The U.S. Attorney's Office is involved in community outreach efforts across the District. These efforts are intended to develop links with local community groups and community organizations and to educate those groups about the federal laws that affect them and the people they serve. Areas of particular outreach focus include:
- Civil Rights Forums – The U.S. Attorney's Office has designed a series of forums to educate community members about federal civil rights laws (including laws governing official misconduct), the federal hate-crimes statutes, and the investigation and prosecution of civil rights violations.
- Mortgage Fraud Outreach – The U.S. Attorney's Office regularly provides outreach on mortgage fraud prevention to community groups. Additionally, the office has created a mortgage fraud panel composed of various community groups and victim advocates. The members of the panel play a critical role in keeping prosecutors informed of emerging trends and in identifying and referring victims and cases.
The office's Community Outreach staff attend community meetings throughout Arizona and are available to speak at local events and other meetings. To request a guest speaker, send an e-mail with details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee ("LECC"):
The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee ("LECC") serves as a point of contact for all law enforcement agencies within Arizona. The U.S. Attorney's Office employs a law enforcement coordination specialist to oversee the LECC's activities. The LECC's goals include (1) providing training to Arizona law enforcement agencies at the tribal, federal, state, and local level and (2) promoting efficient and effective communication between Arizona's law enforcement agencies by actively identifying, monitoring, and gathering information on current crime trends.
Victim Witness Services:
The U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to seeing that the rights of victims are protected. The office's Victim-Witness staff is available to help all victims of crime and to ensure that the questions and concerns of victims and witnesses are promptly addressed.
In cases involving large numbers of victims, the U.S. Attorney's Office often creates a case-specific website to serve as a convenient, publicly-available repository of information. For questions about specific cases, please email Victim Witness Services at USAAZ.VictimAssist@usdoj.gov. Otherwise, please use the "Victim Notifications" tab to review current case-specific websites.
Legal Rights For Deployed Service Members
Members of the armed forces make great sacrifices to protect our nation. Recognizing these sacrifices, Congress has enacted a number of laws specifically designed to protect the civil rights of service members, both while they are on active duty and after they return to civilian life. Please see the links below for additional information:
- Safeguarding the Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans Homepage
- Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) (PDF)
- (USERRA) Final Rule (PDF)
In addition, members of the public who have any questions about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act ("SCRA") should call the U.S. Attorney's Office at 602-514-7500 for more information.
Project Safe Childhood ("PSC") is a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat child exploitation. Initiated in May 2006, PSC combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness.
For more information, please visit: http://www.justice.gov/psc
Project Safe Neighborhoods ("PSN") is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime.
For more information, please visit: https://www.bja.gov/programdetails.aspx?program_id=74