Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gang crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. Since its inception in 2001, approximately $2 billion has been committed to this initiative. This funding is being used to hire new federal and state prosecutors, support investigators, provide training, distribute gun lock safety kits, deter juvenile gun crime, and develop and promote community outreach efforts as well as to support other gun and gang violence reduction strategies.
Click here to download webinar. Recorded on 5-27-14: Native American Gangs: Basic Trends and Dynamics This webinar is designed to provide basic information about the dynamics surrounding Native American gang activity occurring across the United States. The session will include information pertaining to contributing factors to Native American gang involvement, major national Native American street and prison gang trends and effective measures to address gang activity in tribal communities.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Training and Technical Assistance Providers: A Resource for Your Violent Crime Reduction Efforts.
Between 2010 and 2014, Community Corrections Institute (CCI) was the recipient of a grant by the Bureau of Justice Administration to provide PSN training and technical assistance to community corrections staff nationwide. CCI's training programs included 'hands-on' scenarios, and each training was custom-tailored to meet the specific needs of the requesting agency.
Programs offered include:
- Officer Safety
- Safety in Search and Seizure
- Weapons Identification & Safe Handling
- Maximizing Police/Probation Partnerships
- The Tactical PO
- What Works in Gang Supervision
- Reentry's Role in Gang Reduction
- Gangs, Guns & Proactive Supervision
- Natural Response Control Tactics
While individual funding to non-governmental agencies was eliminated by BJS in 2014, CCI can assist agencies in locating other possible funding sources.
Since 2003, CCI has been involved in Project Safe Neighborhoods, and has provided Safety in Search and Seizure Training to 13 federal districts and over 600 officers. In New Jersey, CCI cross-trained 45 police and 45 probation officers in teams regarding the law and best practices in conducting probation searches.
"This was a first-time cross-training for both agencies, and was instrumental in better communications between agencies, resulting in the seizure of several firearms during probation searches since the training. The PSN cross-training was ideally suited to both agencies' need for joint cooperation in taking firearms off the streets"