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2007 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $155,909)

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 Western District of Oklahoma will utilize FY07 PSN funds to support the District Attorney's (DA's) Offices of Payne and Logan Counties and Lincoln and Pottawatomie Counties. Both DA's Offices will hire an Assistant District Attorney dedicated to prosecuting firearm-related crime, who will also give presentations to law enforcement, citizens, and youth regarding gun laws, punishments, the nature of gun violence, and proactive measures they can take to reduce gun violence. Through this project, the efforts of PSN will be expanded into other areas of the District that have experienced gaps in service.


Date Created: July 26, 2007