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Southern District of Alabama's Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $75,613)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; 2) seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 3) emphasizes tactical intelligence gathering, more aggressive prosecutions, and enhanced accountability through performance measures. The United States Attorney in each federal judicial district will lead the offensive. The fiscal agent, in coordination with the PSN Task Force, will allocate funds throughout the community.

The Southern District of Alabama (SDA) will use the PSN grant funds to continue their PSN and anti-gang activities in the areas of law enforcement training, prosecution, enforcement, education, reentry, and community involvement efforts. Specific activities to be undertaken by sub-recipients include the following: 1) train law enforcement on how to properly prepare firearms cases for possible federal prosecution; 2) increase the collaboration among PSN partners in an effort to decrease violent crime in economically depressed areas; 3) continue faciliting a violent crime task force through the District Attorney's Office for the 4th Judicial Circuit; 4) continue dismantling gang structures and prosecuting offenders; 5) educate school-aged children and at-risk youth to resistance gangs; 6) foster reentry programs and notification programs for prohibited persons; and 7) encourage community involvement in addressing gun violence and gang activity.


Date Created: August 24, 2008