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Idaho Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $111,013)

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 primary focus of the District of Idaho's FY07 PSN strategy will be the local law enforcement component of the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, a co-located unit comprised of federal agents and local officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting gang members and firearm related crimes. Funds under this project will pay for such expenditures as equipment, radios, office and storage space, and overtime. The secondary focus of the District's PSN strategy includes funding gang projects that concentrate on enforcement, intelligence gathering and analysis, as well as prevention, intervention, re-entry, and outreach efforts. This project, which targets youth who are prone to gang associations by providing them with alternatives to a gang lifestyle, also provides participants with GED credits and on-the-job training opportunities. Participating students are mentored by academy volunteers and community partners. Funds will be devoted specifically to staff salaries, fringe, and indirect costs.


Date Created: September 5, 2007