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Outreach and Initiatives

The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Kentucky is involved in a number of programs and projects in our community. Some of our major efforts are listed below.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee


The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee sponsors and co-sponsors training seminars for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies addressing a variety of subjects.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful.

Civil Rights


Civil Rights Enforcement 

The United States Attorney's Office in EDKY is committed to the aggressive enforcement of federal civil rights laws in the Eastern District of Kentucky and prosecutes numerous cases each year.
Victim Witness Assistance

Victim Witness Assistance

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky Victim Assistance Program is dedicated to making sure that victims of federal crimes and their family members are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

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Project Safe Childhood

Guided by the leadership of the Attorney General, Project Safe Childhood (PSC) aims to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. The threat of sexual predators soliciting children for physical sexual contact is well-known and serious; the danger of the production, distribution, and possession of child pornography is equally dramatic and disturbing. The response to these growing problems must be coordinated, comprehensive, and robust. It must aim to investigate and prosecute vigorously, and protect and assist victimized children. At the same time, it must recognize the need for a broad, community-based effort to protect our children and to guarantee to future generations the opportunities of the American dream.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Kentucky’s U.S. Attorneys Kerry B. Harvey and David J. Hale, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky (UK), hosted Kentucky’s first Prescription Drug Abuse Summit on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The one-day event was attended by more than 300 health care providers, educators, law enforcement officers, public officials and high school students. The Summit focused on increasing collaboration across a wide array of disciplines to combat prescription drug abuse, one of the Commonwealth’s most urgent, destructive and widespread challenge



The mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Heroin Education Action Team (HEAT) is to reduce the growing harm to Kentucky families and communities caused by heroin and opioid abuse by increasing community understanding of this epidemic. HEAT is a partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky and families who have lost a loved one to overdose. These courageous family members share their story to help others avoid the grief of losing a family member to a drug overdose.

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Environmental Justice 

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky enforces federal laws to protect environmental quality and human health in all communities within the district. 


Updated February 14, 2024