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2008 Eastern District PSN

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $141,882)

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 Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, will use the grant to provide funding, through a competitive grant process, to agencies that support collaborative community-wide efforts linking gun violence and gang prevention and intervention efforts in schools and the community with law enforcement suppression efforts.

The PSN task force includes members from all Anti-Gang Initiative agencies, therefore, coordination will be on-going and PSN project activities will complement and supplement Anti-Gang Initiative activities. The United States Attorney's Office and the fiscal agent will oversee all project activities and PSN funding will help them achieve their overall goals of reducing the occurrence of violent gang-related incidents through both reactive and proactive efforts supported by enforcement planning coordinated with federal, state, and local law enforcement and informed by data and real-time intelligence; and also reducing the occurrence of youth gang-related incidents and increasing positive outcomes for youth at high risk for gang involvement through targeted, evidenced-based gang prevention.


Date Created: September 2, 2008