Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Webinar on Building and Enhancing PSN Partnerships and Strategies

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime. The program’s effectiveness depends upon the ongoing coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies working together with the communities they serve—engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney in all 94 districts.

This webinar provided fundamental information on being a productive PSN partner. Discussion focused on ways to enhance and strengthen PSN efforts during strategy implementation. The presentation highlighted challenges of key partners and offered effective strategies related to partnerships, planning, communication, information sharing, accountability, and sustainability.

Topics for this webinar included:

  • Background/Overview of PSN
  • Strategies for the Enhancing the Utilization and Function of a PSN Team
  • The Importance of Regularly Assessing your PSN Strategy

Speakers included:

  • Catherine McNamee, Senior Policy Advisor, BJA
  • Stephen Fender, Division Chief, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
  • Seth-Adam Meinero, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
  • Dr. Ed McGarrell, Michigan State University, PSN TTA Provider
  • Leslie Silletti, Major Cities Chief Association, PSN TTA Provider
  • Nelson Bunn, National District Attorneys Association, PSN TTA Provider

View the PowerPoint presentation here.