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Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative - Middle Tennessee

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $117,880)

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 Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, serving as the fiscal agent for the Middle District of Tennessee, will use their FY 2008 PSN grant to target gun and gang-related crimes through vigorous prosecution efforts. Grant funds will be allocated to the District Attorney General's Office for the 19th Judicial District encompassing Robertson and Montgomery Counties to pay for a firearms and violent crime prosecutor in the Clarksville Office. The District Attorney's Office in Clarksville is an important partner to the continued coordination and implementation of the PSN enforcement initiative throughout the district. The full-time firearms prosecutor will review, coordinate, and prosecute firearms cases at both the state and federal level, as well as share related intelligence with other law enforcement partners.


Date Created: September 3, 2008