The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners, 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 (USAOs) in the 94 federal districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.
PSN has four design features — community engagement, prevention and intervention, focused and strategic enforcement, and 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. PSN Teams are expected to proactively engage with and support the communities they serve as allies in in reducing crime and improving the quality of life in affected neighborhoods.
The USAOs of the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky have certified the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet as the fiscal agent for federal PSN funding allocations, including administration of subawards.