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 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.