Utah Project Safe Neighborhoods is part of a nationwide initiative designed to reduce gun violence in communities around the country. The initiative includes partnerships among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors as well as community organizations. Utah Project Safe Neighborhoods targets those who use firearms to commit violent crimes; those who use firearms to facilitate gang-related crimes; and those who are restricted under federal law from possessing a firearm, including individuals who have felony convictions, those who are in the country illegal, individuals convicted of domestic violence or subject to a protective or those addicted to a controlled substance.
“The goal of Utah Project Safe Neighborhoods is straightforward and clear—to disrupt gun violence strategically and comprehensively, using all available enforcement and prosecution tools and uniting federal, state, and local efforts. We continue to be successful because of this consistently high level of cooperation. We recognize that guns in the hands of convicted felons, individuals addicted to drugs or those engaged in violent crimes or drug trafficking offenses is a recipe for disaster in our communities.” – Carlie Christensen