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2007 Anti-Gang Intiative Grant for the U.S. Attorneys office for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $152,540)

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 Northern District of Oklahoma will utilize their FY 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative grant to support law enforcement efforts to combat youth and gang violence in the 11 counties that compose the Northern District. The goal of the initiative is to reduce gang related crime in Tulsa County by prosecuting gang members and by funding a gang analyst position with the Tulsa Police Department's Gang Unit. The activities funded under this grant will enable a prosecutor to supervise the review of approximately 150-200 intakes from Tulsa County law enforcement referrals for decisions regarding crimes involving gang members; to prosecute at least 150 cases that involve gun crime, including at least 45 serious gang related cases; the prosecutor will coordinate and collaborate with the U.S. Attorney's Office and local law enforcement to share information and strategies regarding gang related crime and individual gang members at two monthly meetings of the Gang Task Force; document and catalogue approximately 200 individuals who meet the criteria of criminal street gang members using the approved forms and reports; create an electronic 'gang book' and post it on the Tulsa Police Department's internal web page; document appropriate and lawful criminal intelligence and photographs of gang members and prepare 100 intelligence reports; and prepare and distribute periodic gang bulletins to inform area law enforcement officers of current gang trends and activities.


Date Created: August 6, 2007