Training and Technical Assistance

Training and technical assistance (TTA) is a central component of PSP. TTA includes opportunities such as on-site and virtual peer exchanges, assessments, training, and other direct agency and PSP site support. This page features resources developed for agencies interested in learning about various violence reduction and public safety strategies from other jurisdictions and subject-matter experts.

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PSP Case Study: Collaborating to Reduce Violent Crime in Compton, California

In September 2015, Compton was selected to be part of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP). In order to strategically focus efforts in Compton, in February 2017, the local and federal partner agencies developed a PSP Compton Strategic Plan, focusing on reducing crime to the lowest levels, increasing community collaboration, and promoting locally driven economic growth in Compton. Three violence reduction focus areas were identified: gang violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. In order to meet the goals of the strategic plan, Compton leveraged federal and local partnerships fostered through PSP participation.

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PSP Case Study: Compton, California Probation

A case study on PSP site Compton, California's collaboration between the Los Angeles County Probation Department and other PSP site partners to target high-risk offenders.

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PSP Case Study: West Memphis, Arkansas

In October 2015, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) invited West Memphis, Arkansas, to be a part of the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP). The PSP is a DOJ-wide program that helps participating cities address serious violent crime challenges, over a three-year engagement, by facilitating the development of data-driven, evidence-based strategies tailored to each city’s unique local needs. This document serves as a case study of PSP site West Memphis.

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PSP Case Study: Salisbury, North Carolina

The PSP facilitates the development of data-driven, evidence-based strategies tailored to the unique local needs of participating cities to address serious violent crime challenges. After undergoing an engagement with the Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center, Salisbury, North Carolina, participated in the DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) PSP from October 2018 to March 2020. This document serves as a case study of PSP site Salisbury.

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PSP Crime Analysis Assessment Summary Report

This report intends to provide PSP stakeholders with an understanding of the types of recommendations made to PSP sites through crime analysis assessments, common gaps in crime analysis capabilities and practices among PSP sites, and areas for potential program-wide TTA to strengthen PSP site crime analysis capacity.

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PSP Crime Analysis Assessment Summary

This document intends to provide an understanding of the common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations identified among PSP sites that have received crime analysis assessments.

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PSP Nonfatal Shooting and Homicide Assessment Summary Report

This report identifies common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations found across completed NFS and homicide reports across all PSP sites. Our analysis of the common themes involved coding the recommendations to pre-determined categories that aligned with PSP core outputs.

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PSP Nonfatal Shooting and Homicide Assessment Summary

This document intends to provide an understanding of the common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations identified among PSP sites that have received nonfatal shooting and homicide assessments.

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PSP Technology Assessment Summary Report

This analysis identifies and discusses the common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations that were found across the technology assessment reports for the PSP sites. The analysis of the common themes involved coding the recommendations to pre-determined categories that aligned with PSP core outputs.

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PSP Technology Assessment Summary

This document intends to provide an understanding of the common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations identified among PSP sites that have received technology assessments.

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PSP Grant Landscape Assessment Report

The analysis in this report identifies common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations from completed grants landscape review reports across all PSP sites. Our analysis of the common themes involved coding the recommendations to predetermined categories that aligned with PSP core outputs.

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PSP Grants Landscape Review Summary

This document intends to provide an understanding of the common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations identified among PSP sites that have received grants landscape reviews.

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PSP Virtual Learning and Training Opportunities

Virtual TTA is available through PSP in the form of trainings, assessments, webinars, virtual peer exchanges, and customized consultations.

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PSP Crime Analysis Brief

This resource provides considerations for establishing or enhancing crime analysis capacity. This document is intended as a reference resource for PSP site teams to help sites interested in implementing or enhancing a Crime Analysis Unit.

Nonfatal Shooting Investigation Assessments Overview – Virtual Peer Exchange

Nonfatal Shooting Investigation Assessments Overview – Virtual Peer Exchange cover page thumbnail PSP provides PSP sites with the opportunity to receive an independent assessment of their nonfatal shooting (NFS) processes and protocols. These assessments are intended to provide the sites with a basis to increase their clearance rates, reduce violent offenses, enhance public safety, and decrease crime guns in circulation. This virtual peer exchange provided an overview of the NFS assessment subject-matter expert team and assessment process.
 
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PSP Case Study: Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson became a PSP site in 2016 and concluded its formal engagement in September 2019. This document serves as a case study of Jackson’s experience in PSP in building foundational capacities and partnerships to fight violent crime.

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PSP Case Study: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee became a PSP site in 2016 and concluded its formal engagement in September 2019. This document serves as a case study of Milwaukee’s efforts to develop a collaborative approach for an offender- and place-based PSP strategy.

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PSP Case Study: Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville became a PSP site in 2016 and concluded formal engagement in September 2019. This document reviews Nashville’s efforts to attack violent crime at the grass roots level through collective efficacy.

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PSP Case Study: New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans became a PSP site in 2016 and concluded formal engagement in September 2019. This document outlines the site’s efforts to develop successful strategies and organizational buy-in with the PSP approach.

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PSP Case Study: St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis became a PSP site in 2016 and concluded formal engagement in September 2019. This document reviews the site’s efforts to leverage a comprehensive coalition of agencies to reduce violent crime victimization.

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A Guide to Peer Exchanges

Peer exchanges are learning opportunities that enable participants to visit locations that engage in promising practices in a particular area. This flyer provides background on peer exchanges, how to maximize these opportunities, and a sample guide including agenda topics, objectives, potential outcomes, and additional resources.

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PSP Guide to Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a tool frequently used by law enforcement to visualize relationships into social structures to be shared as intelligence to better inform crime prevention and intervention efforts. This flyer provides background information on SNA and SNA training and technical assistance offerings available to PSP sites.

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Crime Gun Intelligence Centers Guide

This document provides background on Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) processes and includes a peer exchange sample guide and additional resources. Agencies interested in learning more about CGICs may find it helpful to visit an agency with an established program in a peer learning opportunity.

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Peer Exchange Guide: Enhancing CompStat Strategy

This resource serves as a guide for agencies considering a peer learning opportunity focused on enhancing CompStat processes, including suggested agenda topics, example objectives, potential outcomes, and additional resources.

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Peer Exchange Guide: Body-Worn Cameras

Agencies interested in learning more about body-worn cameras may find it helpful to visit an agency with an established program in a peer learning opportunity. This document serves as a peer exchange sample guide that includes suggested agenda topics, example objectives, potential outcomes, and additional resources.

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Peer Exchange Guide: Family Justice Centers

Agencies interested in learning more about family justice centers may find a peer learning opportunity to visit established family justice centers helpful. This flyer provides background information on family justice centers and a sample guide that includes suggested agenda topics, sample objectives, potential outcomes, and additional resources.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-DG-BX-K006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.