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Project Safe Neighborhoods Pass Thru

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $148,515)

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 Texas Office of the Attorney General, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX), will use the grant to combat gun and gang violence through prevention, education, and investigative initiatives. The district's PSN selection committee will fund initiatives that: expose youth to alternative forms of recreation and companionship through healthy relationships, as well as provide parents and caregivers with education, resources, and practical suggestions for providing closer supervision; collaborate with all levels of law enforcement, independent school districts, colleges, correctional professional, and colleges within the EDTX, and provide gang-related seminars; and staff a dedicated National Integrated Ballistics Imaging Network (NIBIN) technician trained to enter data into the state NIBIN database and to search the database for possible matches.


Date Created: September 2, 2008