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Programs

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

Project Safe Childhood

 

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 goal of Project Safe Childhood is to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. There are five essential components to Project Safe Childhood: (1) building partnerships; (2) coordinating law enforcement; (3) training PSC partners; (4) public awareness; and (5) accountability.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

 

Project Safe Neighborhoods

In the fall of 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revitalized the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, a national-scale violent crime reduction program aimed at making our communities safer and more secure.  The enhanced PSN program builds on past successes by integrating proven methods of reducing violent crime with new strategies and technology that will make the Department's efforts more efficient and effective.   

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee works with local, state and federal partners, including the ATF, FBI, DEA, ICE, U.S. Marshal’s Service, TBI, and local sheriff’s offices and police departments to target, investigate, and prosecute the most violent firearms offenders. Outreach, education, and training programs are also part of the program to increase public awareness and to deter violent offenders from continuing to engage in firearms offenses.

Victim   Witness Assistance

Victim-Witness Assistance

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee is committed to protecting the rights of crime victims. If you are a victim of an offense being prosecuted by our Office, our Victim-Witness specialists can make sure that you are notified of important stages of the case to help you exercise your rights. In addition, they can help refer you to agencies that provide other services to witnesses, such as compensation and counseling. For information or assistance with referrals, please contact Amy Russell, our Victim-Witness Coordinator.

Updated October 5, 2018

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