Gun Violence Resource Hub

Gun Prosecution Case Screening
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Through gun prosecution case screening, prosecutors and law enforcement screen cases to ensure that crimes involving firearms are prosecuted in the most appropriate court–typically the court that will result in the most severe sanction. Gun prosecution case screen processes vary by jurisdiction but are typically done by a special task force that includes local prosecutors, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, local law enforcement, and representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Primary implementing agency:
  • Local prosecutor
Potential partnering agencies:
  • Law enforcement
  • U.S. Attorney
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Links to evaluation evidence:
  • No evaluation

PSN Pillars

Focused and Strategic Enforcement
Community Engagement
  • Types of Strategy

  • Types of Gun Violence