Project Safe Neighborhoods 2022 National Summit to Reduce Violence and Strengthen Communities


On February 3, 2022, President Biden and Attorney General Garland announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would convene a National Summit to Reduce Violence and Strengthen Communities in the spring of 2022. As one of the core components of DOJ’s violent crime strategy, Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) brought together United States Attorneys’ Offices; state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies; and community stakeholders to reduce violence and support community safety. This convening of PSN teams and other community safety stakeholders from across the country brought together multidisciplinary teams of enforcement and prevention specialists, including community violence intervention practitioners, researchers, community groups, and others to exchange information and promising strategies to reduce violent crime.

Over two days, the summit engaged in a variety of panel discussions and plenary presentations that embraced the four PSN design elements of community engagement, prevention and intervention, focused and strategic enforcement, and accountability.