Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $348,836)
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM
CFDA 16.609 FUNDING #O-BJA-2022-171346
The Saginaw Community Foundation is applying as the fiscal agent for the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, a 36-month award in the amount of $348,836. This award will be utilized to reduce violent gang and gun crimes within the City of Saginaw; historically one of the top three most violent cities in the nation on a per-capita basis. Permission is granted to share this abstract publicly.
This PSN award will facilitate increased collaboration between the Saginaw Police Department, Michigan State Police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Michigan Department of Corrections, Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office, the Saginaw Public School District, and community partners. This task force seeks a reduction in gang related homicides and shootings through cooperative enforcement and innovative community partner initiatives. More specifically, the task force will implement a Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) approach to identify gang and gun crime hotspots in specific neighborhoods. In addition, there is a plan to enhance the School Resource Officer (SRO) program that will allow for anti-bullying, anti-drug, and anti-gang instruction, as well as, promote youth-police relations. Taskforce partners will also support development of a community hospital-based violence interruption initiative.
Michigan State University is the research partner providing data-driven, evidence-based approaches to enforcement initiatives and community outreach programs that enlarge community capacity to address quality-of-life issues and leverage community resources for continued success within our identified gang and violent crime target area.