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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Project Safe Neighborhoods: Town Hall Meeting: Kirwan Terrace Community June 14th at 6:00 p.m.

St. Thomas, USVI - United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that she and federal law enforcement partners, plus members of the District’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, will participate in a Town Hall Meeting at the Kirwan Terrace Community on Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide community members with an opportunity to share their ideas and concerns about public safety. The United States Attorney will also discuss the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative.

According to U.S. Attorney Shappert, "Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of our crime reduction strategy. It is a tested and proven program to invest in our communities and foster vital partnerships. PSN enables the United States Attorney’s Office, together with our law enforcement partners, to target and prioritize criminal prosecutions on the most violent people in the most violent areas. Second, we engage with a wide variety of stakeholders—from federal and local law enforcement, to community groups, educators, faith-based organizations, and victims’ advocates—in order to identify the needs specific to our communities and to develop strategies to reduce crime. The Kirwan Terrace Community Town Hall Meeting is a wonderful opportunity for us to hear what matters most to the citizens who live there." U.S. Attorney Shappert emphasized that the June 14th Town Hall is only one of several PSN outreach activities planned for the next several months.

Additional information about Project Safe Neighborhoods can be found on the U.S. Attorney’s Office website, https://www.justice.gov/usao-vi.

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Updated June 13, 2018