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Project Safe Neighborhoods prosecution and law enforcement programs

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $133,786)

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 Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police will use their Fiscal Year 2007 PSN funds to reduce gun violence and gun crime, and sustain that reduction through partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability. In order to prosecute more illegal firearm and violent crime cases, the Western District will use the funds to retain a special prosecutor from the Radford Commonwealth's Attorney's Office to serve as a PSN Coordinator. The PSN Coordinator will focus on prosecuting illegal firearm and violent crime defendants in the seven federal courts in the District and coordinating PSN efforts throughout the District.


Date Created: September 5, 2007