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Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) 2007 Gun Crime Reduction Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $402,404)

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.

Based on the results of the ten re-entry pilot projects funded through the Northern District of Illinois' FY06 PSN award, the PSN Task Force will make awards to various community-based agencies in the Chicago area. These sub-awards will reflect the District's goals of: 1) enhancing the availability of comprehensive offender re-entry services in the target areas of Chicago Police Districts 7, 9, 10, 11, and 15; 2) publicizing the media campaign 'Federal Time for Gun Crimes' in the target areas; and 3) enhancing the investigation and prosecution of firearm-related cases in the target areas.


Date Created: August 1, 2007