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FY 2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods - South Carolina

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $201,697)

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 South Carolino Department of Public Safety, the fiscal agent for the District of South Carolina's FY 2008 PSN grant, will use the grant funds to promote safe communities across the state through the reduction of gun violence and gang activity. Specifically, grant funds will be used to support: gun and gang crime investigations; prevention and education programs, such as firearm safety, Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), youth mentoring, and community gang awareness trainings; data sharing programs to enhance the development of a district-wide gang database and programs designed to conduct an empirical study on the current status of guns and gang activity in the district; firearm and anti-gang crime investigations; and firearms analysis programs that will enhance and provide support for state and local law enforcement agencies by analyzing firearms and ballistic evidence.


Date Created: August 20, 2008