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Three Cities Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $676,280)

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 Detroit Community Justice Partnership will use its grant award to expand the current Anti-Gang Initiative in the Eastern District of Michigan to Jackson, Flint, and Saginaw. The 'Three-Cities Project' is a collaborative effort of a task force, established in January 2007, and composed of representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement components within each of the three jurisdictions.

The Jackson Police Department seeks to significantly impact the gang problem within the City of Jackson with a 360-degree collaborative approach involving aggressive data-driven patrol strategies, coupled with stringent prosecutorial reviews and prevention education. Multi-agency law enforcement components will partner with the Jackson Police Department focusing on both short term and long term objectives, which are defined and measurable. The City will expand the process by which gang members can be identified. This project will be coordinated by a task force with representatives from each partner agency, and the Jackson Police Department will designate a lieutenant as the project coordinator, in addition to a detective who will be responsible for case management.

The City of Flint will fund overtime for a Flint Police Department crime analysis lieutenant, who will create a field within the current records management system that will track all gang-related crimes. The analysis of this information will allow for a targeted response to specific crimes and networks of gang activity. In addition, funding will be used for overtime for directed patrol initiatives that will target gangs identified from the information gleaned from the crime analysis.

The City of Saginaw will fund the Saginaw Police Department's crime analysis, and crime mapping will be utilized for tracking of crimes, gang territories, investigations, etc. in order to augment the effort to better coordinate the efforts and track the successes of the overall initiative. Community police officers within the city will deliver anti-gang education and training in the local schools as part of their community policing efforts.


Date Created: September 4, 2007