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Maryland FY 11 Project Safe Neighborhoods Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $146,086)

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 Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, serving as the fiscal agent for the district of Maryland, will hire one full time school outreach coordinator. This coordinator will implement the Gang Awareness School Outreach program model to reach employees and parents of the state's one thousand, four hundred sixty-five public schools. Utilizing a School Outreach Coordinator position, school resource personnel will be trained with a train the trainers model to provide successful gang program delivery to schools. This coordinator will disseminate best practice and research-based gang information, provide school communities statewide with relevant resources, promote increased collection of gang intelligence from school communities, and foster collaborative anti-gang partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies.


Date Created: September 7, 2011