Campaign to End Gun Violence
Together We Can End Gun Violence
As a result of collaborative efforts between law enforcement and community-based organizations, violent crime is down throughout Maryland. But, we can do more – together. The U.S. Attorney's Office’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program balances prevention, intervention, strategic law enforcement, and community engagement to end gun violence and keep communities safe. The program brings together law enforcement, community organizations, and private citizens to relentlessly support and intervene in young people’s lives to make a difference.
We believe that we can end gun violence, but we know that we cannot do it alone. The U.S. Attorney's Office is proud to partner with organizations working to end gun violence across Maryland like Roca, the Baltimore Police Department, Black Mental Health Alliance, Living Classrooms, and others. Learn more about the organizations doing this vital work and get involved today.
This approach to ending gun violence has been highlighted by national and local media spotlighting the impact of a cutting-edge public service announcement released in September 2023.
- PSA from the U.S. attorney in Maryland spotlights toll of gun violence, Washington Post
- Baltimore guys with guns need to see the ‘Goodbye’ video, Baltimore Sun
- US Attorney's Office highlights services based approach to reducing gun violence, ABC Baltimore
- Maryland and Baltimore officials work together to combat gun violence, CBS Baltimore
- Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office launches emotional gun violence prevention
campaign: a collaborative effort to combat crime, Fox Baltimore
The U.S. Attorney’s Office leverages its Project Safe Neighborhoods program to reduce violence. We are committed to strategic enforcement of the criminal laws to hold accountable those repeat violent offenders and criminal organizations driving the most violence in our communities. However, that is not enough. We actively support reducing barriers to successful reentry and collaborative community-based efforts such as the below. Please contact Jose Lopez-Berrios at 410-209-4832 or Jose.Lopez-Berrios@usdoj.gov.
Roca is a 35-year-old, internationally recognized community violence intervention agency operating in Baltimore. Roca relentlessly engages the young people most likely to shoot or be shot and teach them behavioral health skills that save lives. Roca’s four-year Intervention Model features relentless outreach to young people; a portable and relatable version of cognitive behavioral theory to address trauma; and, opportunities to practice skills through trauma-informed employment, education, and life skills programming. For Baltimore City referrals, please email: Rbreferrals@rocainc.com; for Baltimore County referrals, please email: Rbcountyreferrals@rocainc.com; or, contact Kurt Palermo at (443) 439-4100.