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FY 07 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, $94,937)

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 Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police serves as the fiscal agent for the District of Wyoming's Fiscal Year 2007 Anti-Gang Initiative. The District has seen an increased level of youth gang-related activities beginning to emerge on the Wind River Indian Reservation. These gangs are involved in drug trafficking activity and gun crimes. To combat this situation, the District will utilize its grant funds to: create an Anti-Gang Task Force providing direction for all initiatives and allocating available resources accordingly; review the results of the gang assessment research on the Wind River Indian Reservation in order to formulate and implement appropriate strategies; identify, prioritize, and begin addressing existing deficiencies in community capacity and address identified concerns; and focus enforcement efforts on out-of-state gang involvement in drug trafficking activity in the state.


Date Created: September 16, 2007