Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a national initiative by the Department of Justice to reduce gun violence in the United States. The project is a partnership designed to develop, implement, and evaluate data-driven violence reduction strategies in communities, and improve the long-term prevention of gun violence. Since its inception in 2001, approximately $2 billion has been committed to this initiative. This funding is being used to hire new federal and state prosecutors, support investigators, provide training, distribute gun lock safety kits, deter juvenile gun crime, and develop and promote community outreach efforts as well as to support other gun and gang violence reduction strategies.
PSN initiatives involve U.S. Attorneys Offices working with local law enforcement to implement programs such as:
- Gang Crime Investigation and Suppression
- Prevention and Education
- Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The Program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.
- Data Sharing and Gathering.
PSN incorporates the three national priorities:
- Increased prosecution of violent organizations.
- Heightened enforcement of all federal laws.
- Renewed aggressive enforcement of federal firearms laws.
To find out about more about PSN and its local programs, visit the PSN Website.
Questions about the District of Nevada's PSN or Anti-Gang initiatives should be directed to the District’s LEC, Matthew Wilson, at (702) 388-6336.