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Guam's FY 2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $53,679)

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 Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans will use the FY 2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods grant to fight gun violence and gun crime through enhancements in Guam's only U.S. Forensic Laboratory in the Western Pacific Region. The focus will be on improving the crime laboratory's ability to analyze and identify firearms and explosives used in the commission of a violent crime. Grant funds will provide the required training and equipment for firearms identification. Other aspects of forensic analysis will be upgraded to current state-of-the-art standards so that prosecutors can secure convictions from the forensic information provided.


Date Created: September 3, 2008