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Project Safe Neighborhoods

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $157,639)

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 Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will use FY07 PSN funds to increase firearm prosecutions in the City of Nashville and Davidson County. The Middle District will fund one full-time dedicated firearms prosecutor in the Attorney General's Office for Davidson County's Gun Unit for two years, who will be responsible for reviewing, coordinating, and prosecuting firearms cases, as well as for sharing related intelligence with the law enforcement community.


Date Created: September 6, 2007