WHAT IS IT?
Project Ceasefire is administered by the Office of United States Attorney, District of South Carolina as part of the national effort known as Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). In 2015, the Columbia Police adopted the project and now refers to it as Ceasefire Columbia.

WHAT DOES IT DO?
In partnership with the US Attorney and Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Columbia Police Department has a commitment to reduce gun and violent crime in our communities.

Ceasefire Columbia collaborates with existing local service providers that address these issues and offer programs with additional tools necessary for prior offender participants to be successful.

WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH?
The goal of Ceasefire Columbia is to deter gun crime, develop and promote community outreach efforts, provide training for participants and support other gun violence reduction strategies.

The way to accomplish this goal is to continue building relationships and trust between prior offenders, community stakeholders, service providers and our citizens.

HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
The community at-large is impacted when offenders choose to re-offend. By taking part in crime reduction strategies, you can make a difference in your community.

Reporting information about a crime can be beneficial to investigators working on new and existing cases in your area.

YOUR ROLE IN CRIME PREVENTION
Citizens are encouraged to report information about crimes or suspicious activities to law enforcement. By assisting with tips and information, citizens can help maintain a safe and secure neighborhood.

WHO DO YOU CONTACT?
Emergency: 9-1-1
Crimestoppers Tip Line: 888-274-6372
Columbia Police Department: 803-545-3500

SERVICE PROVIDERS
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce – www.dew.sc.gov
LRADAC (Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council) – www.lradac.org
Richland One Adult Education – www.richlandone.org
Midlands Fatherhood Coalition – www.scfathersandfamilies.com
Project NAS (Not A Statistic) – www.projectnas.org
Serve and Connect – www.serveandconnect.net
United Way – Midlands – www.uway.org
Alston-Wilkes Society – www.alstonwilkessociety.org
Richland County Library – www.richlandlibrary.com/services

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-GP-BX-0012, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the 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 Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. 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.