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Priorities

Affirmative Civil Enforcement
Affirmative Civil Enforcement ("ACE") refers to filing civil lawsuits on behalf of the United States. The purpose of these civil actions is to recover government money lost to fraud or other misconduct or to impose penalties for violations of Federal health, safety, or environmental laws.

Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council
Shares information critical to each member's anti-terrorism efforts and has developed a highly successful training program.

Civil Rights Enforcement
The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to the enforcement of federal civil rights law in Maryland.  With limited exceptions, the Office represents the United States of America, not any specific individual.

Elder Justice Initiative
Combatting elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation is a key priority of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.  Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act by any person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older adult.  It is a term used to describe five subtypes of elder abuse:  physical abuse, financial fraud, scams and exploitation, caregiver neglect and abandonment, psychological abuse, and sexual abuse.

Environmental Justice and Public Health
The District of Maryland is committed to addressing all environmental justice concerns and ensuring safe living and working conditions for our entire community. Our goal is to work with our local and federal partners to ensure environmental laws are enforced, so we can help reduce harms to our natural resources and focus on maintaining safe and healthy communities. The U.S. Department of Justice enforces the Nation’s civil and criminal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. We also protect natural resources and handle cases relating to tribal rights and resources. Working with our U.S. Department of Justice partners, the U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to secure environmental justice for all communities, to ensure that everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to a healthy environment in which to live, learn, play and work.

Human Trafficking
Our goal is to work with state, federal and private agencies to discover and rescue victims of human trafficking while identifying and prosecuting offenders.

Identity Fraud
Our Identity Fraud Task Force includes law enforcement agencies and private organizations who work to identify schemes, prevent fraud and prosecute perpetrators.

Project Safe Childhood
A unified and comprehensive strategy to combat on-line child exploitation and abuse that combines law enforcement efforts, community action and public awareness.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Overview (EXILE)
The United States Attorney’s Office’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program (PSN) is a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat gun crime that combines local, state and federal law enforcement efforts; community outreach; and public awareness.  By working together, we are helping empower law-abiding citizens to rid their neighborhoods of criminals who spread violence and despair and to reclaim their communities for themselves and their children.  The USAO’s PSN program has four primary components: (1) proactive investigation of gangs and violent criminal organizations; (2) coordinated investigation and prosecution of historical violent crimes and firearms violations; (3) coordinated training of law enforcement; and (4) outreach to the community. 

Regional Carjacking Prosecution Task Force
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland formed a regional carjacking prosecutiontask force designed to promote cross-border coordination in the prosecution of carjacking casesin the Southern Division in the District of Maryland and elsewhere.  Other members of the Regional Carjacking Prosecution Task Force are the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia; the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office; thePrince George’s County State’s Attorney Office; and the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.  
The Regional Carjacking Prosecution Task Force was created to ensure the prosecution of individuals who engage in carjacking and robberies in multiple jurisdictions, which can create challenges to holding the perpetrators accountable for the full extent of their criminal conduct.  

Updated January 3, 2023

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