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FY 2007 Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Northern District U.S. Attorney's Office

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $95,441)

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 Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning proposes to use their FY07 PSN funds to attack gun and gang crime through prevention and enforcement in the City of Clarksdale. Specifically, the Northern District will: 1) continue the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program in the Clarksdale Public Schools to prevent school children from being recruited into violent street gangs; and 2) provide updated surveillance, enforcement, and protective equipment for the Clarksdale Police Department for use in their violent crime and gun crime investigations.


Date Created: September 6, 2007