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Southern District of New York - 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative Grant

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $435,760)

The Anti-Gang Initiative provides funds to support new or expanded anti-gang enforcement and prevention efforts under the existing Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative. These new funds may be used by the PSN task force to combat gangs by leveraging current strategies and partnerships developed under PSN initiatives or may be used to develop new anti-gang initiatives. The Anti-Gang initiative will be led by the United States Attorney in each of the 94 federal judicial districts across America. Grant funds will be awarded to a single fiscal agent in each of the 94 districts. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN task force, will allocate the funds throughout the community to support the anti-gang initiative in that community.

The Fund for the City of New York's Center for Court Innovation will use fiscal year 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative funding to support the Southern District of New York (SDNY). Funds will be directed to support the suppression, intervention and prevention of gang activity in the following five Weed and Seed sites located in the Southern District: Bronx (42nd Precinct and Bruckner/43rd Precinct), Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie (North Side), and Yonkers. SDNY will build capacity to gather and analyze gang-related crime data, enhance capabilities to achieve targeted, collaborative undercover operations and investigations of gang-related activity, increase gang awareness/training in the community and law enforcement, and provide evidence-based anti-gang programs to youth, including those already in the criminal justice system. Additionally, the SDNY will also use funding for overtime surveillance needs, joint gang investigations, and court prosecutions.


Date Created: July 30, 2007