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2007 Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $290,929)

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 Nevada Department of Public Safety will serve as the fiscal agent for the State of Nevada's Judicial District's 2007 Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative. Nevada offers an attractive location for gangs to migrate, recruit, and establish businesses in drug production, sales, and trafficking. Gangs also commit traditional crimes such as theft, robbery, carjacking, and coin truck thefts. Although Nevada's gang problem is statewide, the District has targeted the Clark County/Las Vegas area to utilize its Anti-Gang Initiative funding. The District will coordinate and target their law enforcement and prosecution resources on gang crimes for maximum effect and impact. Grant funds will be used to provide overtime for gang unit law enforcement officers, send representatives to attend the Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference, and provide a sub-grant to a community provider (to be determined) for prevention and intervention services.


Date Created: September 4, 2007