Project Safe Neighborhoods – U.S. Department of Justice Initiative
Launched in 2001, the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community leaders, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories. PSN is customized to account for local violent crime problems and resources.
Across all districts, PSN follows four key design elements of successful violent crime reduction initiatives: community engagement, prevention and intervention, focused and strategic enforcement, and accountability.
US DOJ Southern Division has partnered with ONH to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the City of San Bernardino and adjacent cities; to provide resources, and solutions to reduce them.
ONH – PSN
Provides high-risk youth ages 16-24 with a culturally competent case manager. Utilizing evidence-based cognitive life skills modules, introducing youth to the workforce equipping them with skills that will improve their lifestyle management, leadership development, and future career outcomes. We propose to expand PSN services by implementing an innovative summer violence reduction strategy designed to serve as a prevention and intervention program for victims and or perpetrators of violence.
If you know a youth ages 13-24 in need of:
- Group counseling
- Life skills
- Mentoring support
- Prevention or Intervention strategies to divert youth away from the justice system.
- Workforce development
- Community service
Groups are age appropriate, risk level appropriate, & limited to 10-15 youth per group.