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Support for collaborations and partnerships to reduce gang violence in Syracuse, NY

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $312,440)

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 Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation will serve as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of New York. The Northern District will use its Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang funding to suppress, intervene, and prevent gang activity in the City of Syracuse for 36 months. Funds will be used to staff the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force with data analysis personnel and for the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, designed specifically to prevent youth from joining gangs. Additionally, funds will be used to pay for law enforcement overtime, intelligence software, equipment for the task force, and to provide additional prosecutors for the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office.


Date Created: August 6, 2007