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Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $303,501)

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 Kansas Office of the Attorney General serves as the fiscal agent for the State of Kansas's Judicial District's Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative, and will use the award to focus on career criminals and criminal street gangs involved in gun-related crimes including drugs, theft, assault, prostitution, auto theft, HUD fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, and homicide. The goals of the project are to: identify, arrest, and indict violent drug offenders, career criminals, and members of organized criminal street gangs for the purpose of federal prosecution; and disseminate intelligence on violent drug offenders, career criminals, and members of organized criminal street gangs to law enforcement and prosecutorial agents within the authority of the Wichita Area Gun Task Force. Grant funds will be used to provide support for the gun task force in the Wichita Kansas metropolitan area by funding one full time detective for the Wichita Police Department and one full time detective for the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department.


Date Created: September 4, 2007