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Shelby County FY 07 Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $239,939)

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 Shelby County District Attorney General serves as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Tennessee. The Western District's major population center is the Memphis/Shelby County area and the local authorities estimate there are approximately 125 discreet gangs or gang factions involving approximately 10,000 members in their area. To combat this problem, the Western District will expand anti-gang prevention and enforcement efforts in Shelby County and will utilize its FY 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative funds to: 1) enhance the efforts of the PSN task force with the addition of a PSN Information Coordinator who will work with the PSN partners; and 2) conduct a media campaign with their existing anti-gang video, which was created with funding from a previous PSN grant.


Date Created: August 28, 2007