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Project Safe Neighborhoods

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $120,228)

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 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) will use FY08 PSN funds to provide support to the District Attorney's Offices in the Middle District in combating gang and firearms violence. The PCCD will continue using these funds to implement PSN and Anti-Gang strategies that promote law enforcement relationships, use aggressive and effective coordinated investigations and prosecutions, retain an active law enforcement training program, and increase community outreach initiatives.

The PCCD proposes to commit funds to sustain and support the on-going Community Outreach Partnership with the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, a partnership which has yielded significant benefits for the PCCD, both in terms of prevention and prosecution of gang-related violence. These activities will include the following: 1) a basic level of programmatic support towards Anti-Gang initiatives will be provided in each of the 33 counties, $1,000 for each county; 2) supplemental Community Outreach Partnership funding to the Community Outreach Partner, the Pennsylvania District Attorney Association; and 3) fund outstanding requests for financial support for other District Attorney/PCCD initiatives specifically tailored to combat gang problems and gang-related violence through competitive county-by-county grants.


Date Created: August 24, 2008