An effective criminal justice system requires cooperation and coordination among federal, state and local law enforcement. To ensure the needs of local communities are met, the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) must consistently engage with community stakeholders. It is critical that the USAO understand local dynamics so it can allocate its resources most effectively.
The USAO works with law enforcement, government agencies, community groups, non-profit service providers, religious leaders, residents and others throughout Massachusetts.
The Office’s goals are to:
- Foster and maintain respectful relationships with law enforcement and justice-related agencies in order to help keep communities safe;
- Increase awareness across the District about the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice to ensure that the public understands the roles, responsibilities and mission of the Office and Department; and
- Develop and nurture relationships with stakeholders across the district as a way to increase cooperation, to assist the U.S. Attorney's Office in making more informed decisions about the different communities, and to help individual communities solve problems.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office often hosts conferences and training workshops for law enforcement, schools, organizations, and other interested groups, as a part of its outreach efforts.