Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $198,537)
The Fiscal Year (FY) 22 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program for the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for District of Oregon was awarded an amount of $198,537 for a project period of October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025.
The District of Oregon’s goal for the FY 2022 PSN grant is the reduction of gun and group/gang violence in the Target Enforcement Area (TEA) which includes Portland and the City of Gresham, both located in Multnomah County.
The District has developed objectives and strategies in order meet its goal that are guided by the four PSN Pillars: Community Engagement, Prevention & Intervention, Focused & Strategic Enforcement, and Accountability.
Community Engagement: The district will continue to develop and maintain partnerships with and between law enforcement, government entities, and community partners.
Prevention & Intervention: The district will continue and improve upon targeted prevention efforts for individuals at highest risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator in a shooting in the TEA in order to reduce risk of re-hospitalization for firearm or assault injuries, arrest for firearm-related or violent crime, and death by homicide.
Focused & Strategic Enforcement: The district will continue and improve enhanced investigations and prosecutions of individuals or group/gangs engaged in serial shootings in the TEA. Continue to coordinate full exchange of information among law enforcement agencies about shootings and violent crime occurring in the TEA and increase capacity for rapid analysis of firearms and shell casings.
Accountability: The district will continue and improve the use of intelligence and data by the PSN partnership and monitor trends in gun and gang crime in crime reduction strategies
The PSN Team for the district has representatives from many agencies who take part in executing the PSN grant strategy including: the USAO, Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, ATF, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Oregon Department of Corrections, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Oregon Youth Authority, U.S. Probation Office, and the City of Portland Mayor’s Office. The PSN grant selection committee is made up of the director of the Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention, a community member, and a former senior deputy district attorney for Multnomah County. The district will continue to identify key stakeholders in the community with the capacity to provide vital services to at-risk individuals and their families.