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FY 2008 Project Safe Neigborhoods

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $202,108)

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 Crime Commission of Delaware Valley, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will use its FY 2008 PSN grant to enhance and support gun crime reduction and anti-gang programs throughout the district's nine counties. The district will use the grant funds to: identify between 225 and 250 cases for adoption and prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office, focusing on individuals with violent backgrounds or locations known to the community for violence or drug trafficking; use the Hobbs Act task force to fight violent crime in Philadelphia; maintain existing effective prevention programs and prosecute gang members in the 222 Corridor area; and assign an Assistant U.S. Attorney to work with a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Buck County District Attorney's Office to prosecute gang members arrested for committing firearm or drug crimes in the county. Grant funded sub-recipients will be determined by the PSN task force at a later date.


Date Created: August 27, 2008