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FY2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods - Northern District, IN

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $120,851)

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 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of Indiana, will use the grant to continue support of both PSN and anti-gang initiatives. The district will fund the Project Disarm task force in the south Bend area for one additional year. Project Disarm provides technology for crime analysis and mapping, training for local and state law enforcement, and community outreach and public education programs regarding gun crime and gun violence.

The district will continue the following anti-gang initiatives: 1) regional gang crime analysis program, which will have the capability to gather, analyze, and disseminate criminal gang information to participating law enforcement agencies in the district and to the Regional RISS Group MAGLOCLEN. Funding will be set aside to fund a regional gang crime analysis/GIS working group to work on projects and information exchange on a district-wide basis; 2) regional criminal gang crime investigations and prevention-related training and technical assistance; and 3) the formation of regional law enforcement working groups, whose purpose will be to share information and coordinate gang enforcement and prosecution efforts on a local, state, and federal level, utilizing existing law enforcement personnel and specialized task forces.


Date Created: August 27, 2008