Gun Violence Suppression Bureau
The Gun Violence Suppression Bureau adds resources to the Office’s core mission: keeping the public safe. The Bureau aims to improve the Office’s response to gun violence by consolidating resources and expertise under a single umbrella, by working closely with law enforcement agencies to expeditiously collect and enhance the evidence necessary for successful prosecutions, by reducing gun recidivism and by training assistants who are assigned to firearm cases to apply strategies that help overcome hurdles in prosecuting these often-difficult cases. In addition, the Bureau collaborates with the Police Department to focus on drivers of crime, track patterns of gun violence and identify likely retaliations. It also enhances fairness by formulating and ensuring consistent plea offers to all defendants.