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Project Safe Neighborhoods prosecution and law enforcement programs

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $285,716)

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 Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police will use their FY07 PSN funds to reduce violent crime by targeting the most serious organized crime groups and gangs who are perpetrating some of the most heinous crimes in the Eastern District, including home invasions, armed robberies, property damage, arson, murders, sexual assaults, and drug trafficking. The District will achieve these goals by utilizing its funds to provide a dedicated cross-designated prosecutor for the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia to develop violent firearm- and gang-related cases for prosecution in state and federal court in Alexandria. This position will complement the on-going special prosecution efforts in the Eastern District in Newport News, Norfolk, and the Richmond areas.


Date Created: September 16, 2007