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2008 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $112,735)

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 Middle District of Georgia, will use the FY 2008 PSN grant to support community collaboration, prevention, and suppression programs that enhance the goals of reducing gun and gang-related crime and violence. Participating PSN task force member agencies include the Bibb County District Attorney's Office, Houston County District Attorney's Office, Macon Regional Student Crime Stoppers, Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta, and Valdosta Police Department.


Date Created: September 4, 2008