In support of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) programs throughout the country, the Attorney General announced awards of almost $28 million in grant funding to combat violent crime through PSN and another $3 million for training and technical assistance to develop and implement violent crime reduction strategies and enhance services and resources for victims of violent crime. View the press release for details.
Watch this short video for a summary of the Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) strategy, highlighting how it is community-based, targeted, and comprehensive.
Watch the recently posted Project Safe Neighborhoods video highlighting the Justice Department's comprehensive strategy to reduce violent crime in communities across the country.
The Justice Department has authorized more than $10 million in immediate funding to support police in Alaska Native villages and additional resources to expand prosecution resources, Project Safe Neighborhoods crime reduction measures, and for other purposes. Learn more in the press release.
With funding support from BJA, the National Center for Victims of Crime has launched the PSN Training and Technical Assistance Portal to help PSN task forces integrate victim services into their work. The site features victim-centered, trauma-informed materials for service providers and law enforcement officials who work with victims of violent crime.
In an October 3, 2019, press release, Attorney General Barr highlights how the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods two years ago has helped reduce violence in communities and improve overall public safety.
The Attorney General has announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Project Guardian will serve as a complementary effort to Project Safe Neighborhoods and will help to ensure effective use of Crime Gun Intelligence Centers and other efforts.