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Eastern District of New York's 2007 Project Safe Neighborhoods Comprehensive Strategy: The Gun Crime Reduction Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $372,631)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; 2) seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 3) emphasizes tactical intelligence gathering, more aggressive prosecutions, and enhanced accountability through performance measures. The United States Attorney in each federal judicial district will lead the offensive. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN Task Force, will allocate funds throughout the community.

The Fund for the City of New York will utilize their FY07 PSN award to sponsor gun-violence reduction plans and continue school violence initiatives within the Eastern District of New York. The large size, dense population, and ethnic diversity within the District presents significant challenges to a unified law enforcement effort to combat gun crime and gangs.

PSN funds will support the Responsive Intervention Plan which complements current law enforcement efforts. A primary component of the District's Responsive Intervention Initiative will be the Youth Services and Community Affairs Divisions of the police departments that sponsor Law Enforcement Explorers, PAL, GREAT, and other youth-centered programs operating in the affected hot spot precincts.


Date Created: September 5, 2007