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Anti-Gang Initiative FY 2007

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $253,005)

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 Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement will serve as the fiscal agent for the 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative for the Western District of Louisiana. The overall goals of the project are to: 1) continue to assess the threat posed by gangs in the five major population areas in the Western District of Louisiana; 2) establish anti-gang task forces as threats require and as funding becomes available for local and state law enforcement agencies; 3) improve public awareness so that the public can become a significant partner in reporting gang-related crimes and events; 4) address training needs for law enforcement and prosecutors; and 5) train of officers on the topic of the existing and emerging gang problem in an effort to more effectively address gang issues.

To achieve the goals mentioned above, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement anticipates making subawards to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Monroe Police Department, Lake Charles Police Department, Shreveport Police Department, Volunteers for Youth Justice, and the Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport. Grant funds will be used to fund police overtime, a full-time School Fight Diversion Facilitator position, supplies and equipment, educational workshops for students, and travel and training for officers.


Date Created: August 27, 2007