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Community Outreach

Community involvement is essential in preventing and fighting crime. We can assist local groups in identifying federal and state grant resources; provide guest speakers on a wide variety of public safety issues; and help connect individuals and groups to public and private services to assist and protect their communities.

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Media organizations are welcome to show the following PSAs as part of their programming. We also encourage parents, students, teachers and community organizations to view the PSAs and use them in social media campaigns, and education programs. We hope you find the PSAs to be informative and useful.

Drug abuse and heroin overdose prevention PSAs:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRSVIQigK3ceiKMXewDeQRA/featured [external link]

These PSAs can be viewed on or downloaded from the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office YouTube channel. They were developed and produced by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy, and Harford County Narcotics Task Force; the Carroll County Health Department, Office of Prevention; the DEA Baltimore Division; the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions; and the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Identity theft PSAs are also available to promote awareness of health care, senior and child identity theft, and to offer tips to protect yourself and others against identity theft. These PSAs can be viewed or downloaded using the following links.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/video/health-care-identity-theft-public-service-announcement
http://www.justice.gov/usao/video/senior-identity-theft-public-service-announcement
http://www.justice.gov/usao/video/child-identity-theft-public-service-announcement

Child Safety Presentations

In an effort to partner with parents, teachers and school administrators to keep children safe, the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers two free media presentations, available for your community, PTA, school faculty, or professional development meetings:

  • Innocence Stolen: Protecting Our Children provides information to keep children safe on the internet. The presentation informs adults about how to protect young people from negative and criminal influences online. Topics include social networking, cyber bullying, sexting, and internet predators. The program provides prevention and intervention strategies and internet safety resources.
  • Gang Culture and Our Children: How You Can Make a Difference examines the impact gang culture is having on our children. The program focuses on the negative influences that traditional, nontraditional and hybrid gangs have on our youth. It is designed by a certified Maryland Police and Training Commissions instructor and Gang Awareness trainer, and meets training mandates of the Maryland Safe Schools Act.
     

Reentry Resources

The U.S. Attorney's Office, in coordination with federal, state and local agencies and community service providers, supports reentry initiatives as means of reducing recidivism and keeping our communities safe. Returning citizens may not have been incarcerated in the same jurisdiction to which they are returning, which can make it difficult to locate and access services upon leaving the correctional facility. In an effort to support men and women in successful reentry, the U.S. Attorney's Office has compiled the Maryland Reentry Resource list attached below.  The list is broken down by jurisdiction/county and provides up to date information for federal, state, local and nonprofit services.  For additional information, or to add or update resource listings, please contact Elizabeth Morse, Reentry/Prevention Specialist, at 410-209-4811 or Elizabeth.Morse@usdoj.gov

reentry_resource_guidefeb2017_1.pdf

For information on any of our community outreach programs, or for questions, please contact: Steve Hess, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 410-209-4930 or Steven.Hess@usdoj.gov; or Vince DeVivo, Community Outreach Specialist, at 410-209-4832 or Vincent.Devivo@usdoj.gov

 

Updated August 30, 2017

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