Welcome to Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a comprehensive, strategic approach to reducing gun violence in America coordinated locally through U.S. Attorneys’ offices and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

As research partner to the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego PSN task forces, RAND’s role is to support the research and strategic planning components of the initiative. The goals of this program are to:

  • increase the capacity of PSN task forces to design data-driven strategies that produce measurable decreases in firearms-related crime, and
  • improve the long-term ability of federal, state, and local agencies to work together to understand, prosecute, and prevent firearms-related violent crime within their jurisdictions.

Project Safe Neighborhoods is being conducted under the auspices of the RAND Justice Policy Program, part of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment.

Working Papers and Reports

Listed below are ongoing reports produced by RAND in support of these three PSN sites, which may also be helpful to others interested in violence prevention. Each presents a synopsis of analyses to date.