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Project Safe Neighborhoods/Southern District of Florida

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $340,717)

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 Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community will use their FY07 PSN funds to implement their gun violence reduction strategy in five regional areas, all of which have unique but inter-related challenges and opportunities. These five areas are: North Miami-Dade County, South Miami-Dade/Monroe Counties, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and several areas in the Northern Counties. The Southern District of Florida will fund seven Assistant State Attorneys, cross-designated as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys, to increase firearm-related prosecutions in the identified hot spot communities and will also fund 10 law enforcement agencies for overtime and equipment expenses for evidence-based programming to reduce gang activity and gun crime.


Date Created: August 21, 2007