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Funding supports a multi-initiative program to address violent crime, gang and gun crime in specific areas of Suffolk County and in Nassau County.

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
Suffolk County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $481,285)

Project Safe Neighborhoods FY21 proposed project will focus on the areas of Suffolk and Nassau Counties.  Both Counties suffer from increased gun violence which is tied to gang and drug activity and which are being perpetrated in particular geographic locations by a few individuals. The strategic plan will incorporate targeted enforcement efforts aimed at hot spot location and top offenders.  Both Counties will employ robust crime analysis to identify the high crime locations and those individuals driving the crime in their localities and will use data and analysis to inform and drive their strategies.  Primary activities will include enhanced investigations, surveillance, targeted patrols, narcotics warrants, collaboration with law enforcement and other agency partners, data collection, and the development of an effective action plan. Programmatic reports will be filed detailing enforcement and community engagement activities as well as data analysis. The residents of Suffolk and Nassau Counties will benefit from this enforcement approach as it is hoped that crime, gang activity and drug use will be reduced.  The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office will engage in a youth oriented initiative through the  Community Partnership Program designed to divert at-risk youth away from possible gang involvement by pairing them with mentors, helping them to access services, and by providing after school programs.  As most if not all of our activities are focused on gang related crimes and issues we will focus much more than 30% of our funding on supporting gang task force efforts and gang interdiction.

Date Created: December 8, 2021