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FY 2008 PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,975)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 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 Central District of Illinois will use FY 08 PSN funds to provide continued support for local multi-jurisdictional units addressing drugs, gangs, and gun violence. As the fiscal agent, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority will solicit proposals from each of the district's nine multi-jurisdictional law enforcement units for overtime and equipment costs. The intent will be to share PSN funds equally across the units. The primary goal for the district is the reduce drug, gang, and gun violence through increased felony arrests and weapons recovered.


Date Created: August 28, 2008