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Eastside Districts Firearm Reduction Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The City of Detroit will provide funds to the Police Department (DPD) to implement a program in the city's northeastern and eastern districts entitled "The Eastside Districts' Firearm Reduction Initiative-No More Fans (Fatal and Non-Fatal Shootings)." This initiative will seek to curb criminal activity, predominantly gun-related offenses, within the districts. Funding will support DPD officers from the eastern and northeastern districts, as well as DPD officers from various bureaus, in addressing persistent crime hot spots, guided by the COMPSTAT planning process. Officers will coordinate multi-agency efforts, perform directed patrols, conduct probationer/parolee home checks, and engage in targeted narcotics enforcement. Bi-weekly, the project partners will review crime statistics and maps to evaluate strategies and refine them where needed. Anticipated results include consistent, data-driven collaboration among law enforcement and security agencies in the districts; more timely and effective coordination of law enforcement and community attention and resources on persistent trouble spots/issues; improved citizen trust in police and greater access to crime prevention and community resources; increased collaboration and coordination among law enforcement, judicial, and community development efforts; sustained declines in crime in the districts; cleaner and safer neighborhoods (and reduced fear of crime); population and employment increases; and systemic change, including the adoption of COMPSTAT and problem-oriented approaches.


Date Created: August 3, 2010