New Department of Justice Press Release: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Announces Surge of Resources to Fight Violent Crime in Three Additional Cities

April 3, 2024

Today, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Justice Department is adding three new cities to its Criminal Division’s Violent Crime Initiative (VCI), building on the successful model launched in Houston, Texas, in September 2022, and expanded to Memphis, Tennessee, in November 2023. The VCI surges law enforcement tools and resources to target gangs and other violent groups that are threatening the safety and security of communities in cities across the nation.

Last Reviewed April 3, 2024