Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $100,665)
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
2022 Project Safe Neighborhoods Discretionary Grant Program
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), the State Administering Agency for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, is pleased to submit this application on behalf of the Southern District of Georgia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). CJCC seeks to use PSN funds to reduce violent crime in three populous cities within the Southern District of Georgia, which are Savannah, Brunswick, and Augusta. Implementation for this proposal will begin on October 1, 2022 and end September 30, 2025.
Each of the populous cities experienced increased criminal activity in past years as well as an increase in crime rate. The PSN task force for the Southern District of Georgia (SDGA) has members in each target area comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. The task force will use available crime data, methods, and technology to identify offenders driving violent crime rates to investigate, prosecute, and prevent violent crime. The SDGA intends to use law enforcement intelligence, criminal history information, crime data statistics, violent crime incident data, gun crime data, gun confiscation data, 911 calls, and incident reports to identify locations within these target cities experiencing violent crime.
It is the intention that grant funds will be used by law enforcement to make significant reductions in the number of violent offenses carried out by repeat violent offenders by increasing the prosecution of those offenders while also implementing a targeted effort to prevent further violence by youth and adult offenders. A portion of grant funds, 30 percent, will be used to fund the efforts of local gang task force efforts who support PSN initiatives throughout the Southern District.