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FY 2009 Project Safe Neighborhoods - State of Hawaii

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $81,324)

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 Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, serving as the fiscal agent for the State of Hawaii, will use the grant to aggressively investigate, disrupt, suppress, and prevent gun crime and gun violence throughout the State. Specific objectives of the PSN task force are to reduce the number of gun-related homicides, robberies, and drug crimes by 5 percent each, and also to increase the number of gun crime and violence-related educational and informational presentations by 5 percent by the end of the project period. Sub-recipients will be determined once the grant is awarded.


Date Created: September 15, 2009