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The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia is involved in several programs and projects in our community. Some of our major efforts are listed below.

Civil Rights Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia, in coordination with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, vigorously enforces federal civil rights laws throughout the Western District of Virginia. These laws prohibit discrimination, protect the constitutional rights of residents, and affirm equal opportunity for all. The U.S. Attorney’s Office enforces civil rights through civil litigation and criminal prosecution and, in all cases, represents the interests of the United States.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC)

The Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) is to improve cooperation and coordination among law enforcement groups, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Today, each of the 93 United States Attorneys has an LECC in place, consisting of federal, state and local agencies involved in district law enforcement.

National Security
Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC)

All of the Western District's anti-terrorism efforts are designed to prevent terrorism, prosecute terrorists and lessen the district's vulnerabilities to domestic and foreign threats to our national security.

  • Funding - The U.S. Attorney's Office serve as a grants and funding resource to our law enforcement and community partners.

  • Training - Our office routinely brings state of the art meaningful training to our partners in the community. Some of the topics have included legal, officer safety, anti-terrorism, investigations, grant writing, gang prevention and others.

Project Safe Childhood

Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide Department of Justice initiative that began in 2006 to reduce the number of children who are victims of child sexual exploitation.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and community leaders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.

United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen leads several PSN efforts across the Western District of Virginia committed to reducing violence focused in the cities of Danville and Roanoke.

Victim Witness Assistance

The Victim Witness Specialists for our district provide assistance to victims and witnesses of federal crimes while they are involved with the criminal justice system.

Updated June 30, 2023