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Anti-Gang Violence and Firearms Awareness and Enforcement Project

Award Information

Award #
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 Police Department will use the grant funds to enhance the capabilities of the Department's Juvenile Investigation Section (JIS). Specifically, the funds will support long and short term investigations into gang involvement, and provide specialized training in combating gang violence and compiling gang intelligence information. Funds will also be used to provide island-wide community education and public awareness through collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, the Guam Public School System, and faith-based and community groups.


Date Created: July 29, 2008