The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is accepting applications for the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP). PSP serves as a U.S. DOJ-wide initiative that enables cities experiencing high rates of violent crime to partner with DOJ and to receive intensive, coordinated training and technical assistance (TTA) from DOJ to support and enhance public safety and community violence intervention (CVI) strategies.
DOJ is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The PSP initiative supports and advances DOJ’s principles in all of its activities.
PSP offers cities the opportunity to take advantage of:
- Three years of formal engagement, coordinated through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, to support DOJ’s commitment to and partnerships with jurisdictions on building capacity, increasing collaboration, and sharing promising practices in a variety of public safety areas
- Needs-based strategic assessments to support your city's violent crime prevention and community engagement efforts
- Access to subject-matter expert consultation and customized TTA
In 2021, DOJ will review potential candidates to join the Partnership. Interested jurisdictions should complete the Training and Technical Assistance Request Form and Statement of Interest by 11:59 p.m., ET, on Friday, July 2, 2021. Sites will be selected through a quantitative and qualitative evaluation process, in consultation with U.S. Attorneys and DOJ law enforcement partners. This process will consider, at a minimum, whether a jurisdiction:
- Has violent crime rates well above the national average;
- Is presently under-resourced in its capacity to drive down violent crime (special consideration may be given to rural jurisdictions)
- Has demonstrated readiness to participate in this collaborative initiative.
Review the Training and Technical Assistance Request Form and Statement of Interest for more information and to apply.
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