Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $326,386)
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 California Emergency Management Agency, serving as the fiscal agent for the Central District of California, will reduce the occurrence of gun and gang violence within the district; increase criminal intelligence information sharing among coordinating agencies; assist with existing outreach efforts; and, enhance successful prosecutorial efforts. The specific programs will be located within the Central District of California, and will be selected for funding by the PSN Selection Committee once awarded.