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2009 Project Safe Neighborhoods - Northern District

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $191,367)

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 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of Georgia, will use the grant to combat the gun violence and gangs in the metropolitan Atlanta region. Grant sub-awards will be made to agencies committed to the PSN strategy, which incorporates the five essential elements of a vigorous and successful gun crime reduction plan: partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability. Projects will continue to focus on community collaboration, prevention, and suppression activities. The projects that will be selected by the funding committee will incorporate these objectives in support of reducing gun violence and gun crime.


Date Created: September 15, 2009