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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

Launched in 2001, the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community leaders, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.  PSN is customized to account for local violent crime problems and resources.  Across all districts, PSN follows four key design elements of successful violent crime reduction initiatives: community engagement, prevention and intervention, focused and strategic enforcement, and accountability.  

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 April 18, 2022

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