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US Attorney's Office Oregon District Project Safe Neighborhood Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $111,043)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun and gang crime, links existing local programs together and provides them with necessary tools. PSN 1) takes a hard line against persons involved in gun and gang crime, 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 Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, serving as the fiscal agent for the state of Oregon, will assist the prosecutor in implementing a three point strategy integrating the five core elements of the Project Safe Neighborhoods model. The first initiative will be to aggressively prosecute youth gun and/or gang crimes. The second initiative is to work closely with law enforcement/probation partners to improve communication and the ultimate strength of these prosecutions. The third initiative is to expand crime prevention efforts by partnering with community organizations to educate parents and youth about youth gun and gang crime prevention including raising awareness of mandatory minimum sentencing.


Date Created: August 16, 2011