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FY07 Project Safe Neighborhoods

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $98,411)

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 Rhode Island Justice Commission will use FY07 PSN funds to combat gun and gang crime in known hotspot areas in the City of Providence through prevention and enforcement methods. The District will continue the collaboration it has established through previous years of PSN funding by continuing the activities of the Gun Task Force including foot and bike patrols, issuance of COMPSTAT reports and crime maps by police district, expansion of existing community cooperation agreements with law enforcement and neighborhood organizations, and partnership with the Street Workers Outreach Program. The Providence Police Department will fund overtime to officers conducting extended gun investigations and field interviews. The Street Workers Outreach Program will fund street workers to conduct regular outreach to and mediate problems with high-risk youth, and professional development for the street workers.


Date Created: September 5, 2007