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2007 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, $61,391)

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 Guam Bureau of Planning will use the grant funds to improve and enhance the capability and efficiency of both long and short term investigations into gang involvement and various organizations. Funds will be used to train and educate investigators from the Guam Police Department's Juvenile Investigation Section. Funds will also be used to educate the public regarding the outcomes of reducing the number school-aged children at risk for gang involvement or actual gang membership. Further, the intent of this program is to collaborate with other law enforcement agencies, the Guam Public School System, and faith-based and community groups on how to work together to combat gang violence by developing and implementing a component to create an island-wide public campaign awareness of the dangers and consequences of gang violence and other acts of violent crime. Finally, the program will include specialized training in combating street gang violence which will include gang intelligence information and strategies to effectively deter gang activity.


Date Created: August 28, 2007