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Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,119)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is a collaborative effort of the following Department of Justice (DOJ) component agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Criminal Division, National Gang Targeting Enforcement & Coordination Center (Gang TECC), Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance. This program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, (Pub. L. 111-117).

The PSN National TTA Program provides TTA resources that are critical to communities efforts to reduce violent crime, gun-related crimes, and criminal gangs. In addition, the PSN TTA Program provides comprehensive TTA that addresses a range of criminal justice subject areas impacting communities. The goal of the PSN National TTA Program is to provide assistance to state and local law enforcement and communities to improve the level of knowledge, communication, collaboration, and tactics involved in addressing violent crime and violent offenders that impact communities throughout the nation.

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), through its Center for Community Safety (CCS), will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) services in the areas of crime prevention, community outreach and mobilization strategies within the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program. The CCS PSN TTA Program will improve the level of knowledge, communication, and collaboration involved in addressing the criminal gang issue impacting communities throughout the nation. The program will accomplish this goal by providing TTA, resources, instruction, tactics, and information that will enable communities and their stakeholders to be better prepared to address the negative impact of gun and gang violence, as well as to effect positive community comprehensive change and to develop community-based and intelligence-led policing strategies, utilizing evidence-based policies and procedures.


Date Created: September 16, 2010