Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun violence and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target violence and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. 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.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio works with local, state and federal partners, including the ATF, the FBI, the DEA, HSI, the U.S. Marshals Service, several Sheriffs offices, and Police Departments to target, investigate, and prosecute the most violent firearms offenders.
Outreach, education, and training programs are also part of the program to increase public awareness and to deter violent offenders from continuing to engage in firearms offenses.
Project Safe Neighborhoods wants you to know that the consequences of crime often go far beyond serving time in prison, so The United States Attorney’s Office asked three people who are living with the consequences of crime to share their stories. Click on each of the links below to see and hear what they have to say.
For more information about the PSN Program visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance page at https://www.bja.gov/programdetails.aspx?program_id=74.