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District of Oregon's Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $430,610)

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 Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will use Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative funding to continue the coordination and execution of enforcement, prevention, and re-entry strategies to respond to the variety of gang problems existing in the county. Funds will be used to support a multi-jurisdictional gang task force to suppress, intervene, and prevent gang activity in the areas of Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Milwaukie, Hillsboro, Vancouver, and Washington. Each agency will receive an allocated amount of $21,530 for the continuation and expansion of their individual agency initiatives and to support the commitments made by each agency in its work with the task force. Additionally, funding will be allocated towards the continued support for the parole and probation offices within Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties for prevention resources and gang re-entry initiatives.


Date Created: August 6, 2007