Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $102,674)
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 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), serving as the fiscal agent for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, will use the grant to combat gang and firearms violence. The PCCD will continue using these funds to sustain and support the ongoing Community Outreach Partnership with the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association. To date, this partnership has yielded significant success in prevention and prosecution of gang-related violence. PCCD will continue to monitor subgrantee compliance with both fiscal and program reporting requirements and will monitor compliance with performance measure reporting.