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2008 PSN - Northern District of Georgia

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $236,568)

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 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of Georgia, will use the grant to combat the gun violence and gangs in the metropolitan Atlanta region. Grant sub-awards will be made to agencies committed to the PSN strategy, which incorporates the five essential elements of a vigorous and successful gun crime reduction plan: partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability. The strategy will further incorporate the three PSN priorities: 1) increased prosecution of violent organizations by aggressively using federal conspiracy, racketeering, narcotics, and all other available laws to attack and punish violent drug traffickers, violent street gangs, and violent robbery rings; 2) heightened enforcement of all federal laws against illegal gun traffickers, and the corrupt federal firearms licensees that supply them, with an emphasis on those gun traffickers who supply illegal firearms to violent organizations and to juveniles; and 3) renewed aggressive enforcement of federal firearms laws against those persons prohibited from possessing firearms or who use firearms in furtherance of illegal activities, including those persons denied under the Brady Act.


Date Created: September 1, 2008