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Northern District of West Virginia-PSN

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $82,439)

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 YWCA of Wheeling will utilize its FY07 PSN funds to target the issues of domestic violence, stalking, and associated firearm-related crimes, and enhance the investigative and prevention capabilities of the Northern District of West Virginia. The District will: 1) hire one federally deputized officer to investigate firearms cases with the ATF; 2) host two local trainings for law enforcement officers, domestic violence advocates, and others on domestic violence, stalking, and other firearm-related crimes; and 3) continue the Eddie Eagle program for elementary school children in the 32 counties in the District by purchasing materials and providing two train-the-trainer seminars.


Date Created: September 3, 2007