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PSN Prosecutorial Project for the Northern District of Alabama

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $181,372)

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 Non-Profit Resource Center of Alabama will continue to use their FY07 PSN funds to focus on the coordination of existing gun violence reduction services and prosecution in the Northern District, through the funding of a Gun Violence Prosecutor for the State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General. The programmatic focus will be the fostering of a strategy that aims to prevent, control, and reduce gun violence crime in targeted high-crime areas across the District and particularly in Birmingham, which has the highest rate of violent crime in the District. The guiding principles of the PSN Task Force will be a focus on: 1) incapacitation of serious and chronic violent offenders; 2) reduction in illegal firearms possession; 3) specific deterrence of potential violent offenders; 4) reaffirmation and communication of a set of norms and values that violence is unacceptable; and 5) development, coordination, and communication of legitimate opportunities for potential offenders.


Date Created: August 21, 2007