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Community Outreach

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is involved in several community outreach initiatives designed to reduce and prevent crime.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which was first initiated in 2001 by the Department of Justice, is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs and providing these programs with additional tools.  The Office has worked with sites in Yonkers, Newburgh and the Bronx, partnering with non-profit organizations, local police departments, and district attorney’s offices, to reduce and prevent gun violence. Learn more

Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Childhood is a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat child exploitation.  Initiated in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness. The Office has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on multiple occasions to provide valuable child safety training to federal, state, and local law enforcement as well as participated in local community events to raise awareness. Learn more

Operation Impact
Operation Impact is an initiative of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services that uses information-sharing and partnerships between New York law enforcement agencies to reduce crime. The Office participates as an Operation IMPACT Task Force member in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess counties. Learn more

Updated May 26, 2015

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