Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program
Lead investigator: Michael Bachmann

The purpose of the PSN program is to employ a research-driven, intelligence-led, and problem-solving approach to reduce firearms and gang violence committed by the most violent offenders in the most violent neighborhoods through enforcement, deterrence, prevention, and community outreach.

Dr. Bachmann employs geospatial and other advanced statistical analysis methods to direct and evaluate the various components of the task force.

The two-year PSN project is funded by the Department of Justice with an award volume of $500,000. It is a multi-agency project that brings together local, state, and federal agencies, prosecutors, and various county services to work toward plausible, sustainable, scientifically-based, and effective solutions for the currently prevalent problems of firearms and gang violence in these areas. The goal is to bring a transformation and revitalization of the neighborhoods along with a significant reduction in crime.