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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, $113,440)

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 Alaska State Troopers - Department of Public Safety serves as the fiscal agent for the District of Alaska's Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative. The District will utilize their grant funds to increase the number of federal prosecutions for gang-related crimes and to increase the number of federal convictions for gang-related crimes. The ongoing presence of gang activity in Anchorage poses a continued threat, and has the potential to escalate. It is estimated that Anchorage has more than 20 gangs committing crimes such as assaults, drive-by shootings, possession/sale of narcotics, and theft. To mitigate this threat, the Alaska's Anti-Gang Initiative proposes to effectively suppress gang-related activity and violence in the Municipality of Anchorage by aggressively prosecuting gang-related crimes under federal law. This will be accomplished by assigning experienced municipal prosecutors who will be cross-designated as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys to focus on gang-related federal prosecutions.


Date Created: September 4, 2007