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Eastern District of New York's 2007 Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $671,982)

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 funding to support the Eastern District of New York's Responsive Intervention Initiative. 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 Eastern District: Brooklyn - the 73rd Precinct, Queens - Jamaica and Flushing, Richmond County, Suffolk County - Wyandanch, and Nassau County. The funds will also be used to support the School Violence Prevention Initiative that implements anti-violence and anti-bullying programs in various middle schools throughout the district. Additionally, funds will also go to support the county-based Assistant District Attorney to review and refer cases at the local level.


Date Created: August 15, 2007