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2007-08 Resist gang culture campaign

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $54,987)

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 District of Virgin Islands will utilize their FY 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative grant to support law enforcement efforts to combat youth and gang violence in the three islands that compose the Territory of the Virgin Islands. The goal of the initiative is to reduce gang related crime by expanding media efforts reaching youth with an anti-violence/anti-gang message and incorporating community based and faith based groups into the overall anti-gang violence media strategy. Some of the goals will be to aggressively counter the growing gang violence by teaching gang resistance to youth; bring the community's youth together in a positive team building environment; better incorporate schools, community-based and faith-based groups (peer mentoring) into the law enforcement strategies; and improve coordination between PSN projects, schools and law enforcement and the business community.


Date Created: September 4, 2007