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Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $576,065)

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 Massachusetts Anti-Gang Task Force will ascertain the gang problems in the District and quantify how the problems have changed over time and react via coordination of federal, state, and local law enforcement and establish a formal mechanism for coordinating all anti-gang activities. Each of the components is currently functioning in each of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) target cities (Boston, Brockton, Fall River, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Worcester, and Springfield). The FY 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative grant funds will continue to be utilized to target gang members and their leadership, track gang offenders tied to gang violence, focus on impact gang players, utilize targeted prosecution, and improve information sharing.


Date Created: August 28, 2007