Gun Violence Prosecution Division

The Gun Violence Prosecution Division is charged with prosecuting all offenses involving firearms in both the Common Pleas and Juvenile Courts. These include a wide array of cases ranging from felons who illegally possess firearms and dangerous ordinances to homicides that are committed with a gun.

The Division was initially funded under a grant from the federal government as a part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. This program is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime by combining the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials and aggressively enforcing the current laws governing the use and possession of firearms. The goal of the program is to create safer neighborhoods by reducing gun violence and sustaining the reduction.

The Division is staffed by 1 attorney.


Christopher D. Becker

If you have questions or information about guns in your neighborhood, contact:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF)
City Centre One
100 East Federal Plaza, Rm. 420
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 747-8285


Project Safe Neighborhoods
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms