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Regional Firearms, Violence, Crime and Gang Suppression, Intervention, and Prevention Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $195,373)

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 Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of Florida, will use the grant to support prevention, intervention, and suppression efforts in Miami-Dade and Northern Counties. Funds will be used to deliver presentations on gang awareness and prevention measures; provide alternative programs to youth; enhance a multi-agency approach to gang issues that includes law enforcement and the private sector; reduce gun and gang-related crime through reactive and proactive efforts supported by enforcement planning coordinated with federal, state, and local law enforcement and informed by data and real-time intelligence; provide a pre-release program in correctional institutions to address individualized needs; provide referrals to comprehensive post-release services for ex-offenders; and conduct a social marketing strategy to inform and engage the community and make it more receptive to assist ex-offenders to become productive members of the community.


Date Created: September 15, 2009