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FY 2009 Project Safe Neighborhoods ' Eastern District of Texas

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $122,715)

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 Texas Office of the Attorney General, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Texas, will implement strategies focused on the prevention and prosecution of violent gun and gang-related crimes. Key elements will be completed by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, which will use PSN sub-grant funds to support a full-time prosecutor, cross designated as an Assistant United States Attorney, to focus on increased street gang and gun crime activity. Funds will also be used to support Inspire, Encourage, Achieve, a community-based organization that provides opportunities for youth to become disengaged from gang activity, strategically expose youth to alternative forms of recreation and companionship through healthy relationships, and provide parents and care givers with education, resources, and practical suggestions for providing closer supervision. Through their PSN sub-grant, individual and group counseling services will be provided.


Date Created: August 25, 2009