Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $72,145)
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 Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Hawaii, will continue to address gun crime and gang prevention initiatives. They will reduce the number of gun-related homicides by concentrating on the investigation and prosecution of prohibited persons with firearms and crimes of violence or drug trafficking offenses committed with a firearm; reduce the number of gun-related robberies and drug crimes; and increase the total number of gun crime/violence related educational and informational presentations. NCA/NCF