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Project Safe Neighborhoods - Western District of North Carolina

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $118,150)

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 Western District of North Carolina, will use the grant to implement projects geared towards reducing gun crime and gang activity through community and law enforcement programs. The Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Department will enhance the current offering of services related to increased public awareness and building neighborhood capacity. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will concentrate solely on enforcement activities aimed at gun seizures, impacting the distribution of drugs, and reducing acts of violence associated with guns in the Enderly Park Community. The Developing Minds, Bodies, and Character Afterschool Program will provide services for 50 to 60 children, from 5 to 14 years of age, in the areas of academic support, leadership programs, the arts and recreational services.


Date Created: September 15, 2009