Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $348,558)
The Michigan State University (MSU) will: study and issue an evaluation report on the High Point/Drug Market Intervention (DMI) Program; provide training and technical assistance (TA) to support DMI; provide TA to 10 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI) sites; and, provide TA to the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) task forces. PSN is a comprehensive, strategic approach to reducing gun crime in America. By linking together federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecutors, and community leaders, PSN provides a multifaceted approach to deterring and punishing gun crime. PSN, CAGI, and DMI have spurred community level innovation and experimentation to address the serious and inter-related problems of gun, gang, and drug market crime. Through this award, MSU will continue to provide technical assistance as well as conduct research to further understand the impact of these interventions and the key ingredients of successful implementation.