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Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative - Northern District of Georgia

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $340,383)

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 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will use their FY07 PSN funds to target youth 7-18, who are at high risk of gun violence, with prevention programs and to strengthen gun violence enforcement efforts. The Northern District will fund the following initiatives: 1) East Point Police Department for a two-pronged approach of enforcement and prevention, through Project Strike Back; 2) Henry County Police Department for the CAGE Unit (Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement) to target the related problems of drugs, gangs, and firearms; 3) Visions Unlimited Community Development Systems for their comprehensive violence prevention services for students in the Northwest Corridor of Atlanta, especially those in Bankhead and Vine City Corridors; and the 4) Fulton County District Attorney's Office for their Juvenile Violence Prevention Initiative, which will consist of the Zone One Teen Court and the Kennedy Middle School Peer Mediation programs.


Date Created: September 6, 2007