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FY 2009 Project Safe Neighborhoods - Northern District of NY

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $112,002)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against gun criminals, using every available means to create safer neighborhoods; 2) seeks to achieve heightened coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; and 3) 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 Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of New York, will use the grant funds to support firearm and gang-related initiatives. Specifically, key elements will include providing investigative resources to law enforcement personnel; increasing the number of defendants prosecuted for firearms violations and gun-related crimes; and increasing public safety in the community through education and outreach efforts. The Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation and the PSN task force will continue to partner with the appropriate local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to successfully implement the PSN strategy. The U.S. Attorney's Office, along with the PSN steering committee and task force, will coordinate the planning and implementation of this initiative.


Date Created: September 3, 2009