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FY 2009 Project Safe Neighborhoods - Northern District of TX

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $222,686)

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 North Central Texas Council of Governments, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of Texas, will implement strategies that aggressively focus on the: prevention and prosecution of violent gun and gang-related crimes; the establishment of prevention and intervention programs aimed at deterring truancy, gang activity, and crimes that involve guns; and increasing public safety by reducing recidivism rates for high-impact gang involved offenders returning to the community. The PSN task force selection committee recommends sub-awards to be made as follows: the Dallas Police Department and Fort Worth Police Department for targeted enforcement efforts aimed at reducing gun and gang-related crime; the Dallas/Fort Worth Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team to target criminal organizations yielding high gun crime, violent gangs, and narcotics activity; the Dallas Independent School District to address violence and gang reduction, anger replacement interventions, gang interventions, and home visits of gang-involved youth; and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Forth Worth to provide life skills training, through comprehensive case management and service delivery, to targeted youth.


Date Created: August 26, 2009