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Reentry and Community Outreach

Reentry & Community Outreach

The United States Attorney’s Office is committed not only to aggressively prosecuting those who violate the law, but also to leading focused efforts both to prevent crime and to help those who have completed prison sentences be reintegrated into our communities.  To accomplish this mission, the United States Attorney’s Office’s community outreach program seeks to learn about community needs by maintaining an ongoing dialogue with the public we serve and to build safer communities by working collaboratively with residents, community leaders, community groups, non-governmental organizations, local governments, educators, and our most vulnerable citizens

Prevention: Our prevention-focused community outreach efforts seek to expand violence and crime prevention by partnering with organizations, schools, and community leaders to reach those who are most at-risk.  Our prevention programs include reading and mentoring programs, support of summer camps, youth symposiums, career days, job shadowing events, essay contests, legal and law related field trips, and donations for school supplies and holiday events.  By actively engaging and supporting the communities we serve, we seek to prevent crime by being neighborhood problem solvers and not simply case processors. 

Reentry: Our reentry-focused community outreach seeks to support formerly incarcerated individuals who are striving to become productive and positive members of our communities.  Our office partners with and supports organizations and initiatives that provide training and assistance for individuals who were formerly incarcerated.  To raise awareness about the issues confronting formerly incarcerated individuals upon their return to the community, our office hosts and attends seminars, symposiums, and community events to share information and to garner support for reentry programs.

Request A Speaker

The United States Attorney's Office regularly provides speakers to interested audiences to discuss the various functions of the United States Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice.  Examples of presentation topics include:

-Structure and Operation of the U.S. Attorney's Office
-Child Pornography and the Internet
-Health Care Fraud
-Internet Crimes
-Identity Theft
-Methamphetamine: Prevention and Prosecution
-Project Safe Neighborhoods (Firearms Crime Reduction)
-Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

The U.S. Attorney's Office is also involved in community outreach efforts across the District.  Our office maintains regular visibility in the community and is available to speak and participate at local events and meetings.  These efforts are intended to continue the relationship between law enforcement and local community groups/organizations and to provide education concerning the federal laws that affect them.  Examples of presentation topics include:

-Community Policing
-Anti-violence education
-Religious Outreach
-Civil Rights
-Crime Prevention and Diversion
-Reentry issues

Please submit requests for speakers at least 30 days before the planned event.  Unfortunately, not all requests can be accommodated.

To request a guest speaker, send us an e-mail with details.

(Include the following details:  organization, contact name, email, phone number, event address, event date, event time, time commitment, audience size, event focus, basic audio/visual capabilities, and speaking topic). 

In Your Community

Joe Brewer, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Prevention, Reentry & Community Outreach Coordinator
55 Beattie Place, Suite 700
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 282-2100
Email: Joe.Brewer2@usdoj.gov

Updated March 20, 2017

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