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Project Safe Neighborhoods in Syracuse, New York

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $186,132)

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 Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation will utilize their FY07 PSN funds to continue the three-pronged attack on gun violence through prevention, intervention, and suppression in the target area of Syracuse. The Northern District of New York will continue to fund: 1) Violence Intervention and Prevention Project (VIPP) staff time for outreach, case management, and mental health care and/or referral services to at-risk or system-involved youth ages 12-30; 2) Gang Violence Task Force for travel for training purposes and overtime for local law enforcement agencies to pursue federal prosecution against gang members and entire gangs through the establishment of RICO cases; and 3) a public awareness campaign.


Date Created: August 16, 2007