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FY 2007 Guam Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $55,909)

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 Guam Bureau of Planning will use FY07 PSN funds to support a comprehensive strategy to reduce gun violence through a safety and education program with the intent of deterrence through awareness. The District will continue to fund: 1) a PSN Outreach Coordinator who will be responsible for the overall development, coordination, and implementation of the Juvenile Outreach Program, and 2) a Program Director for Victim Advocates Reaching Out (VARO), a non-profit organization, to oversee the administrative tasks involved in monitoring the Juvenile Outreach Program. Education and media materials will also be purchased and developed by the Outreach Coordinator, who will present them to various public, private, and Department of Defense schools and community outreach sites. Through the outreach education program, the District will be able to support law enforcement efforts in addressing gun violence and gun crimes in their neighborhoods and communities.


Date Created: August 13, 2007