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Project Safe Neighborhoods: Corrections and Reentry Strategies Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)

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.

The Council of State Governments (CSG) will continue to support gang and gun violence reduction strategies in support of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). This project will assist communities and their stakeholders in the reduction of the negative effects associated with gun and gang violence by providing training and technical assistance to improve the knowledge, communication, and collaboration regarding evidence-based reentry strategies for justice system professionals. This TTA model will emphasize cross-agency collaborations, community analysis, reentry planning, and evaluations. Specifically, CSG will build on past PSN initiatives by continuing to involve community corrections agencies in PSN gun and gang violence intervention and reentry efforts through the delivery of telephone, internet, on-site training and technical assistance; the dissemination of the American Probation & Parole Association's (APPA's) C.A.R.E. (collaboration, analysis, reentry, evaluation) model; the development of training specific for probation and parole officers, and the delivery and development of supplemental PSN anti-gang training materials, as required.


Date Created: September 20, 2010