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FY2007 Anti-Gang Initiative - Indiana Northern District

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $268,809)

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.

In response to the results gleaned from a regional gang threat assessment survey, the Northern District of Indiana plans to use FY 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative funding to expand and enhance existing efforts that have curbed the expansion of gang membership and crime. Specifically, the District plans to fund: 1) a District gang information and crime analysis information system, which will allow law enforcement agencies to gather, analyze, and disseminate criminal gang information and to have interoperability with the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN) system; 2) gang crime investigations and prevention training and technical assistance for local and state law enforcement officers; and 3)the formation of local and regional working groups to coordinate and communicate gang enforcement and prosecution efforts, modeled after the National Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. The Goshen Police Department will also be funded for their Gang Violence Reduction Program, to be administered in conjunction with Communities in Schools and Elkhart County Anti-Gang Coalition, which will target at-risk Latino youth ages 11-18 in a prevention program.


Date Created: September 4, 2007