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FY 21 Project Safe Neighborhoods Program Middle District of NC

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $174,940)

Over the last 15 years the Middle District of North Carolina has successfully implemented a PSN strategy to reduce gun/gang violence in 11 of 24 total MDNC Counties.  Across the MDNC, over 50 law enforcement agencies have with with nearly 200 community resource agencies in facilitating over 250 offender notification meetings, where in approximately 3,500 violent offenders have received the message that violence in their communities will no longer be tolerated.  Other outcomes include over 200 criminal incident review meetings, creation of a system to share name of notified offenders, and quarterly MDNC PSN training meeting on best practices.  As a result of PSN strategies, violent crime in the MDNC has decreased an average of over 30%. 

The United States Attorney's Office Middle District (USAO MDNC) program for focused deterrence strategies is committed to work with its partners to ensure the five design features of PSN Partnership.  The USAO MDNC will work with Federal, State, and local law enforcement as well as PSN partners to include community resources, local business leaders, the faith-based community, and it's research partner the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG)-National Network for Safe Communities to continue to development and implement its crime-reduction strategy program.

Specific training needs will revolve around educating our Resource Coordinators on best practices in re-entry programming and subsequent training for all community partners.  The USAO MDNC will use a comprehensive, data driven approach to reduce crime.  The strategy will include identifying individuals within the MDNC who drive violent crime by narcotic sales, weapon crimes an group/gang violence.  We will identify those offenders and aggressively seek to change their behavior by intervention and suppression efforts in include federal prosecution.  Crime data will inform strategy development within the PSN areas.

The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) will continue to support MDNC sites to sustain reduction in violent crime through development and dissemination and implementation of best practices.  UNCG will continue to collect, analyze and disseminate site specific violent crime data to help inform site personnel and community partners and create violent crime reports for sites as requested.

Date Created: December 8, 2021