PSN requires each USAO to establish a team of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (where applicable) law enforcement, prosecution, other public sector partners, as applicable, and community-based organization representatives (herein the PSN Team) to implement a strategic plan for addressing the most pressing violent crime problems within the USAO’s district.
PSN has four design features — (1) community engagement, (2) prevention and intervention, (3) focused and strategic enforcement, and (4) accountability — which are built on the core principles of fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results of these efforts.
PSN also encourages the development of practitioner-researcher partnerships that use data, evidence, and innovation to create strategies and interventions that are effective and make communities safer. And BJA expects PSN Teams to proactively engage with and support the communities they serve as allies in reducing crime and improving the quality of life in affected neighborhoods.
For further information about PSN's Four Design Features, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2023-171572.pdf#page=7.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2023-171572.pdf#page=8.
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