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Project Safe Neighborhoods Partners

April 27, 2011

Please visit the Project Safe Neighborhoods Partners website for more information.

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The mission of the U.S. Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the nation’s interests according to the law, ensure public safety against both foreign and domestic threats, provide leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those found guilty of breaking the law, enforce drug and immigration laws, and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, enforces the federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco products, firearms, explosives, and arson. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives SealATF’s Office of Training and Professional Development provides enforcement training courses and specially designed classes tailored to meet the needs of jurisdictions that request training.

Criminal Division
The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice develops, enforces, and supervises the application of all federal criminal laws except those specifically assigned to other divisions. The Division and the 93 U.S. Attorneys are responsible for overseeing criminal matters under the more than 900 statutes and certain civil litigation. In addition to direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance.

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is the liaison between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the 93 U.S. Attorneys in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. EOUSA provides U.S. Attorneys with general executive assistance and direction, policy development, administrative management direction and oversight, operational support, and coordination with other DOJ components and federal agencies.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services LogoOffice of Community Oriented Policing Services
The mission of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is to advance the practice of community policing as an effective strategy in communities’ efforts to improve public safety. COPS provides grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge crimefighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies.

Office of Justice Programs SealOffice of Justice Programs
Founded in 1984, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims. OJP’s numerous bureaus and offices include the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and the Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO). It is with the developmental and financial assistance of these organizations that OJP is able to successfully form partnerships among federal, state, and local government officials to address numerous criminal justice issues, including drug abuse and trafficking, neighborhood rehabilitation, gang violence, prison crowding, juvenile crime, and white-collar crime.

American Probation and Parole Association
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international organization that represents American and Canadian practitioners in adult and juvenile probation, parole, and community-based corrections at all levels of government. APPA provides training and technical assistance, information, support, and clearinghouse services to its members and advocates on their behalf. It also develops standards and models and collaborates with other disciplines.

The Center for Community Safety
The Center for Community Safety (CCS) at Winston-Salem State University, established in 2001, provides training and technical assistance based on results to local, statewide, and community organizations.  Their training ranges from building partnerships, to community mobilization, to using data and evaluation to develop strategies that will reduce crime.  Furthermore, CCS has the expertise to conduct excellent research in order to provide analysis of a variety of data-driven community problems.

Community Corrections Institute
The Community Corrections Institute (CCI) is a provider that offers services specifically designed for Parole, Probation, and Community Correction agencies.  CCI specializes in officer and staff safety, offering advanced training from members extensively trained in State and Federal Community Corrections.

Council of State Governments
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. It provides practical, data-driven advice and consensus-based strategies to all agents of change to increase public safety and strengthen communities.

International Association of Chiefs of Police LogoInternational Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives from international, federal, state, and local agencies of all sizes. With more than 20,000 members in over 89 countries, IACP’s goals are to advance the science and art of police services; develop improved administrative, technical, and operational practices and promote their use in police work; foster police cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police administrators; bring about recruitment and training of qualified police professionals; and encourage adherence by all police officers to high professional standards of performance and conduct.

Michigan State University
The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University has developed an approach to training and technical assistance based upon a set of core themes central to Project Safe Neighborhoods. These themes focus upon using research to identify the nature of the gun violence problem and formulating a strategy to address the most critical aspects of the problem. This is based on the principle that by focusing resources on the key elements of the district’s gun crime problem, PSN is most likely to significantly reduce gun crime.

National Crime Prevention Council LogoNational Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur. NCPC publishes an array of materials on crime prevention and community-building subjects; offers training and technical assistance; hosts several Web sites that offer prevention tips, practices, and policy; operates demonstration programs in schools, neighborhoods, and jurisdictions; takes a leadership role in youth crime prevention; and manages the McGruff Take A Bite Out Of Crime public service advertising campaign.

National District Attorneys Association
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its members come from the offices of district attorneys, state’s attorneys, attorneys general and county and city prosecutors with responsibility for prosecuting criminal violations in every state and territory of the United States. NDAA represents the interests of state and local prosecutors in District Attorney Offices across the country. It is the nation’s largest, primary, and most influential organization of prosecuting attorneys and is involved in the formulation of policies and laws that affect local prosecutors. Its mission is “to be the voice of America’s prosecutors and support their efforts to protect the rights and safety of the people.” National District Attorneys Association LogoTo accomplish this mission, NDAA serves as a nationwide, interdisciplinary resource center for research and development, technical assistance, training and publications reflecting the highest standards and cutting-edge practices of the prosecutorial profession. The American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), created by NDAA in 1984, merged with NDAA in 2006. APRI’s mission and functions continue to be carried out by NDAA today.

National Gang Center
The National Gang Center (NGC) is the product of collaboration between the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This partnership recognizes that street gang activities transcend ages of the members and that we must consider strategies ranging from prevention through intervention, suppression, and aftercare to combat them. NGC offers a wide-ranging approach to combating street gangs by providing up-to-date information on anti-gang initiatives, training conferences, and a comprehensive list of resources available to communities.

National Sheriffs’ Association
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is an organization comprised of 3,084 sheriffs and a membership of over 20,000. NSA is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism in the public safety field. Since its inception, NSA has developed many programs for law enforcement and citizens such as Neighborhood Watch and Triad. Since 1972, NSA has managed the Neighborhood Watch program and acted as the primary source for information and technical assistance for local law enforcement agencies as it relates to Neighborhood Watch. As the national authority on Neighborhood Watch, NSA plays a vital role in the development and dissemination of training and resources for agencies to use in training their individual Watch Groups and officers.

National Training and Technical Assistance Center
National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC), coordinated and managed  by Fox Valley Technical College,  supports state, local, and tribal justice systems through training and technical assistance offered by NTTAC.  A variety of trainings can be offered, including curriculum development, peer-to-peer site visits, and on-site assistance.

Regional Information Sharing Systems
Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) is a national program composed of six regional intelligence centers, operating in unique multistate geographic regions. RISS offers services to local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies to enhance their ability to identify, target, and remove criminal conspiracies and activities spanning multijurisdictional, multistate, and sometimes international boundaries. RISS currently supports over 8,000 law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Australia, Canada, and England. RISS supports investigation and prosecution efforts against terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, identity theft, cybercrime, organized criminal activity, criminal gangs, violent crime, and other regional priorities, while promoting officer safety.

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