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Colorado 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, $489,993)

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 Colorado Division of Criminal Justice will continue to use the Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang funds that the strategy outlined to target high crime areas in the Denver metropolitan area and to focus on other cities along the Front Range that have experienced an increase in gang membership and activity. Colorado's Anti-Gang strategy will provide overtime and investigative resources to law enforcement personnel in the high crime areas of the state; develop and implement an initiative to address the emerging problem of gangs in Colorado's prisons; increase public safety, in and around schools, by implementing a gang-free schools initiative through education, outreach, and prevention of juvenile related gang and gun violence; implement an effective public awareness campaign; and increase the number of adult and juvenile defendants prosecuted for firearms violations and gun-related crimes.


Date Created: August 28, 2007