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2007 PSN Anti-Gang Initiative Eastern District of Wisconsin

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $334,783)

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 Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance will use their FY 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative funds in the Eastern District of Wisconsin to address a significant gang violence problem centered in the most populace city in that district. These funds will be directed to law enforcement for secure internet access to criminal gang intelligence information. The system will allow them to link to shared information nationally through the Regional Information Sharing System. The funds will also provide a dedicated analyst that will assist law enforcement agencies with identifying the organizational structure of gangs and assisting law enforcement and prosecutors in developing investigative and prosecutorial products and exhibits. The two goals identified in their strategy are: (1) to reduce the occurrence of violent gang-related incidents through reactive and proactive efforts supported by enforcement planning coordinated with federal, state, and local law enforcement and informed by data and real-time intelligence; and, (2) to reduce the occurrence of youth gang-related incidents and increase positive outcomes for youth at high risk for gang involvement through targeted, evidenced-based gang prevention.


Date Created: August 16, 2007