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2007 Project Safe Neighborhoods

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $144,129)

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 New Orleans Police Foundation will utilize its FY07 PSN funding to implement a gun crime reduction strategy that includes intervention and prevention programs composed of three components: COPS for Kids, Crimestoppers-Safe School Hotline, and the Juvenile Intervention Initiative. Specifically, PSN will fund the following activities: 1) The COPS for Kids program will fund camp staff and teachers, buses for transportation to camp, and supplies; 2) The Crimestoppers-Safe School Hotline will fund a Safe School Coordinator, Executive Director, and an Administrative Assistant, transportation, outreach materials, and production costs; and 3) The Juvenile Intervention Initiative will fund after-school tutors and transportation, as well as the Youth Empowerment Project and the Greater New Orleans After-School Partnership, which will assist with the development and implementation of youth advocacy/mentorship, GED/adult literacy, and job readiness training programs in the Weed and Seed Safe Havens.


Date Created: August 27, 2007