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Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $135,003)

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 Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of New York, will use the grant to fund PSN and anti-gang activities in two target areas: the city of Syracuse and Oneida County. Both areas have seen an increase in gun crime and gang violence. To combat this situation, the district will use the grant to fund overtime for law enforcement officers involved in the Gang Violence Task Force, a salary for an assistant district attorney dedicated to gun and gang crimes, travel costs for conferences, and a rental vehicle to collect gang intelligence and conduct gang surveillance in Oneida County.


Date Created: September 1, 2008