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Project Safe Neighborhood program is designed to create safer neighborhoods by reducing gun violence and gun crime.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $104,263)

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 Montgomery Area United Way will use FY07 PSN funds to maintain critical components of the Middle District of Alabama's ICE (Isolate the Criminal Element) program, an integral part of the District's PSN strategy, which was created to establish an infrastructure of policies and procedures under which all potential ICE cases would be examined. The District will fund the following initiatives: 1) The media component will be continued, consisting of billboards, bus signs, and locally-produced PSAs; 2) A tip line to report illegal firearms crimes, a student pledge against gun violence, and a gun violence summit for students will be funded; 3) The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will fund a summer-long comprehensive gun violence reduction program aimed at 150 at-risk youth ages 6-15; 4) A summer program targeting at-risk youth in an intensive instructional environment will be funded; 5) Lee County District Attorney's Office and the 14th Judicial District in Elmore County will enforce ICE laws and will fund programs to prevent youth from committing gun crimes; 6) The Stop the Stalkers program will fund kits for citizens and law enforcement to recognize a stalker situation and the availability of a gun in these situations; 7) CARE, a program that involves the community and parents who can control the situation in their neighborhoods in Montgomery County and City of Montgomery to reduce calls for police assistance and improve the sense of community, will be funded; and 8) Male and female offender re-entry programs emphasizing anger management, the prohibition of firearm possession, and the reduction of recidivism for high-risk offenders will also be funded.


Date Created: August 16, 2007