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PSN Anti-Gang Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is a collaborative effort of the following Department of Justice (DOJ) component agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Criminal Division, National Gang Targeting Enforcement & Coordination Center (Gang TECC), Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance. This program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, (Pub. L. 111-117).

The PSN National TTA Program provides TTA resources that are critical to communities' efforts to reduce violent crime, gun-related crimes, and criminal gangs. In addition, the PSN TTA Program provides comprehensive TTA that addresses a range of criminal justice subject areas impacting communities. The goal of the PSN National TTA Program is to provide assistance to state and local law enforcement and communities to improve the level of knowledge, communication, collaboration, and tactics involved in addressing violent crime and violent offenders that impact communities throughout the nation.

The Michigan State University (MSU) will continue its training and technical assistance activities (TTA) in support of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) violence and gang reduction efforts. MSU will deliver TTA to individual state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, and local communities - coordinated with the local U.S. Attorney's Office. TTA will support the implementation, operation, and assessment of violent crime reduction activities and anti-gang and PSN initiatives with a specific focus on strategic problem solving and evidence-based practices.


Date Created: September 16, 2010