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2021 Oklahoma Project Safe Neighborhood - Western District

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-21-GG-03054-GUNP
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$145,710
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $145,710)

2021 PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS

U.S. ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WESTERN DISTRICT

PROJECT ABSTRACT

 

Part 1: Applicant Fiscal Agent

 

Organization Name:                                     Oklahoma District Attorneys Council

Point of Contact:                                           Stephanie Lowery

Phone Number:                                             405-264-5008

Email Address:                                                        [email protected]

Mailing Address:                                           421 N.W. 13th Street

                                                                        Suite 290

                                                                        Oklahoma City, OK 73103-3700

 

Part 2: Applicant Information

 

Solicitation Name:                                        FY 2021 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant

Project Title:                                                 Special Assistant U. S. Attorney (SAUSA)

Proposed Start Date:                                                October 1, 2021

Proposed End Date:                                     September 30, 2024

Funding Request:                                         $146,237.00 (placeholder amount)

 

Part 3: PSN Grant Strategy

Operation 922 began in the Western District with the 2018 PSN grant. This grant placed a SAUSA within the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office and the role focuses on identifying proper cases for federal firearm prosecution and prosecuting the worst gang and domestic violence offenders. The 2019 grant expanded the success of the 2018 grant by cross-deputizing a law enforcement officer with the ATF in order to better prosecute investigations of domestic violence and track firearms associated with these crimes. The 2020 grant will begin on July 1, 2021 and will enable Oklahoma County to continue the SAUSA’s role and effort toward the overall goals of Operation 922. The SAUSA’s responsibilities also include outreach and training for law enforcement officers, junior prosecutors, advocate groups, and victims’ rights groups. The 2021 PSN grant proposes to strengthen the overall success of the Western District’s project of prosecuting the worst domestic violence offenders, including the gang members and associates connected to this violence. At this time, a subgrantee has not been chosen for the 2021 PSN grant, although placing a SAUSA within Oklahoma County is a priority area. According to the Uniform Crime Report, domestic violence in the state has increased 1.6% from 2018 so the project still represents a great need for the district as a whole.

 

Part 4: Geographic Focus                           

Location/Population                                       Western District – 2,139,717

                                                                        Oklahoma County – 797,434

                                                                        Oklahoma City, OK – 643,692

                                                                        Midwest City, OK – 57,288

                                                                       

Part 5: Research Partner                             N/A

 

Part 6: Key Partners                                     U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District

                                                                        Federal Bureau of Investigation

                                                                        United States Marshals Service

                                                                        Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms &Explosives

                                                                        Del City Police Department

                                                                        Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

                                                                        Oklahoma District Attorneys Council

                                                                        Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office

                                                                        Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office

                                                                        Oklahoma City Police Department

                                                                        Midwest City Police Department

Date Created: December 8, 2021