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Community Outreach

The USAO/Eastern District of New York takes every available opportunity to communicate with its citizens. Our outreach efforts include participation in a variety of events to promote DOJ mission specific topics. The Office’s Community Resource Specialist and other USAO personnel work with many agencies and organizations to enhance public safety through community outreach and help make our district safer and more secure.

CRIME PREVENTION INITIATIVES

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which was first initiated in 2001 by the Department of Justice, is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs and providing these programs with additional tools.  The Office has partnered with the district attorney’s offices in Queens, Kings and Nassau Counties to work to reduce and prevent gun violence. Learn more

Project Safe Childhood

Project Safe Childhood is a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat child exploitation.  Initiated in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness. The Office has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on multiple occasions to provide valuable child safety training to federal, state, and local law enforcement as well as participated in local community events to raise awareness. Learn more

SPEAKERS BUREAU

Providing Federal Information to the Community

USAO/Eastern District of New York staff members are often requested to present on matters of public interest, agency objectives, leadership, and special initiatives. Speakers participate in panel discussions, public presentations and special appearances. 

Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York joined Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz at the first-ever Hate Crimes Forum in Queens Borough Hall, where law enforcement and community leaders and advocates discussed in depth what constitutes a hate crime and how these crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York joined Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz at the first-ever Hate Crimes Forum in Queens Borough Hall, where law enforcement and community leaders and advocates discussed in depth what constitutes a hate crime and how these crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

Presenting Opportunities and Encouragement to Young Leaders

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers speaks to a group of high school students about careers in law at the Jack and Jill of America, Nassau County, 9th Annual Teen Leadership Summit, hosted by Adelphi University, on January 7, 2017.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers speaks to a group of high school students about careers in law at the Jack and Jill of America, Nassau County, 9th Annual Teen Leadership Summit, hosted by Adelphi University, on January 7, 2017.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers speaks to children after a repatriation ceremony in which the United States returned to Mongolia the fossilized remains of six species of dinosaur.  The fossils were unlawfully removed from Mongolia and seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in New York and Utah.   After the ceremony, children were invited to the U.S. Attorney’s office to participate in a program from Mongolian paleontologist Dr. Bolortsetseg Minjin, Director of the Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs and staff from the Museum of Natural History.   Children had the opportunity to view the fossils, create dinosaur artwork, and even “dig for fossils” in a their very own dig pit.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers speaks to children after a repatriation ceremony in which the United States returned to Mongolia the fossilized remains of six species of dinosaur.  The fossils were unlawfully removed from Mongolia and seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in New York and Utah.   After the ceremony, children were invited to the U.S. Attorney’s office to participate in a program from Mongolian paleontologist Dr. Bolortsetseg Minjin, Director of the Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs and staff from the Museum of Natural History.   Children had the opportunity to view the fossils, create dinosaur artwork, and even “dig for fossils” in a their very own dig pit.

Principal Nadia Lopez and U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers are surrounded by seventh grade scholars from Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, NY. Also pictured are staff from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Deputies from the U.S. Marshals. The students took part in a one-day summer internship at the U.S. Attorney’s office in July 2016. They visited the U.S. District Court and spent the day learning about the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Principal Nadia Lopez and U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers are surrounded by seventh grade scholars from Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, NY.   Also pictured are staff from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Deputies from the U.S. Marshals.  The students took part in a one-day summer internship at the U.S. Attorney’s office in July 2016.  They visited the U.S. District Court and spent the day learning about the U.S. Attorney’s office.

 

Community leadership

Engaging the Community

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and U.S. District Court Judge LeShann DeArcy Hall participate in an informal discussion about their careers at the Federal Bar Council breakfast celebrating Black History Month.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and U.S. District Court Judge LeShann DeArcy Hall participate in an informal discussion about their careers at the Federal Bar Council breakfast celebrating Black History Month.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and AUSA Michael Goldberger speak to high school seniors from the Urban Assembly for Law and Justice about the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and AUSA Michael Goldberger speak to high school seniors from the Urban Assembly for Law and Justice about the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  It takes place annually on the first Tuesday in August.  The Eastern District of New York participates in many neighborhood events throughout the district each year.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and staff from the United States Attorney’s Office visit the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn, NY.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and staff from the United States Attorney’s Office visit the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn, NY.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and staff attend National Night Activities in the 112 Precinct in Queens, NY.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers and staff attend National Night Activities in the 112 Precinct in Queens, NY.

 

Updated February 10, 2017