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Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a collaborative effort to prevent and deter gun and gang crime, and to prosecute those individuals who most significantly drive violence in our communities.  In Western Pennsylvania, Project Safe Neighborhoods works to strengthen partnerships among all levels of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and community organizations, to increase awareness of the problem and to develop solutions for achieving the goal of creating safer communities.

On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN so that it is built on newly articulated core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results of our efforts.  And the Department expressly underscores that the fundamental goal of this work is to reduce violent crime in the places we call home, not to increase the number of arrests or prosecutions as if they were ends in themselves.

Updated December 6, 2021