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Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) 2007 Gun Crime Reduction Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $73,440)

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 Office of Attorney General will use FY07 PSN funds to target the District of North Dakota's high rate of domestic abuse homicides and suicides involving firearms, as well as use of firearms in drug crimes. The District will continue to: 1) Provide statewide training for police officers; 2) Fund a probation officer in the North Dakota Department of Corrections Intensive Supervision Program; 3) Fund prevention programs for youth, including those targeting young offenders, programs on Indian Reservations, and hunter safety programs; and 4) Operate a PSN Resource Center to expand the public's knowledge about PSN.


Date Created: July 26, 2007