The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Georgia conducts multiple programs and initiatives in our communities. Some of our major efforts are listed below.
Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC)
In the summer of 1981, the U.S. Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime recommended that each United States Attorney establish a Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC). The Task Force included eight distinguished national criminal justice experts who closely examined federal, state, and local law enforcement needs. The recommendation to establish LECCs came as a direct result of the group's finding that local law enforcement cooperation was crucial, but that cooperation nationwide was uneven. Click here to learn more.
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Click here to learn more.
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a national-scale violent crime reduction program aimed at making our communities safe and more secure. The PSN program started nationwide in 2001 and received renewed emphasis in all U.S. Attorney’s Offices in 2017. The PSN Task Force for the Southern District of Georgia pursues investigative, prosecutorial, and prevention strategies to achieve maximum impact in crime reduction. Click here to learn more.
Human Trafficking Task Force (GAS Task Force)
Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or modern-day slavery, is a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sex acts. The Human Trafficking Task Force of the Southern District of Georgia (GAS Task Force) is comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and partners with non-government agencies to provide necessary services to victims of human trafficking. Click here to learn more.
The Victim-Witness Assistance Section works to ensure that victims of federal crime who have suffered physical, financial, or emotional trauma are informed of their rights and receive the assistance and protection to which they are entitled under the law, and that witnesses in the federal justice system are accorded all accommodation and notices consistent with that vital role. Click here to learn more.
The Department of Justice, through the Office of Justice Programs, provides a wide variety of grant opportunities for law enforcement agencies and organizations working on criminal justice issues ranging from re-entry, youth violence, crime prevention and deterrence. Visit the individual websites listed below to find grant opportunities: