Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $61,237)
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 Alaska Department of Public Safety, serving as the fiscal agent for the state of Alaska, will address the gun crime and gang problems in the State by continue the most critical components of its current PSN and Anti-Gang Initiative. This will be accomplished by the continuing efforts of the experienced Municipal prosecutors who have been cross-designated as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and are physically located in the U.S. Attorney's Office focusing on gang-related federal prosecutions.