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Gun Crime Reduction

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $98,011)

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 Washington State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Washington, will use the grant funds to implement up to five individual projects within the Spokane area that focus on investigating and prosecuting gun and gang-related crime and maintain a regional media campaign.


Date Created: August 26, 2008