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Western District of Arkansas FY 2008 PSN and Anti-Gang Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $84,475)

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.

Arkansans for a Safer Arkansas, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Arkansas (WDAR), will use the FY 2008 PSN grant to target gang activity in the northwest Arkansas area through prevention, intervention, and enforcement programs. Northwest Arkansas consists of Sebastian, Washington, and Benton counties. The WDAR will work to reduce juvenile delinquency filings by educating youth, parents, and the community at large about gang-related activity, as well as identify and target specific gangs and their members to facilitate prosecution and removal from the community.


Date Created: September 10, 2008