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Project Safe neighborhoodsof North Carolina - Middle District

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $114,793)

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 Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, serving as the fiscal agent for the Middle District of North Carolina, will use the grant to address gun crime and gang prevention initiatives. The following programs will be funded: 1) the city of Burlington will continue Project SAFE Alamance, a re-entry program, and will fund a day labor program and a family community day targeting the youth and their families; 2) the Lexington Police Department will hire a part-time PSN coordinator to coordinate community resources, conduct the community meetings, conduct gun screenings, and work with probation and parole; 3) the city of Chapel Hill will support Project SAFE Orange and utilize funds to coordinate resource delivery for notified offenders, continue a community partnership for gun violence zones, increase training for a resource coordinator, and develop a juvenile intervention strategy; and 4) the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina ' Greensboro will support evidence-based and focused deterrence strategy development for PSN sites through crime incident reviews for new sites, cross site data analysis and mapping, prevention, intervention and suppression strategy development, and strategy evaluation.


Date Created: September 15, 2009