Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $158,043)
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 Detroit Community Justice Partnership, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern district of Michigan, will reduce violent and gun related crimes in the targeted areas of the cities of Detroit and Dearborn; implement and expand existing community policing/crime prevention programs; improve education/awareness programs in the schools and educate and train participating criminal justice agencies on PSN related topics. The Eastern District of Michigan and the PSN task force will continue to partner with the appropriate local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to successfully implement the PSN/Anti-Gang strategy. The U.S. Attorney's Office, along with the PSN selection committee and task force, will coordinate the planning and implementation of this initiative. Sub-recipients will be determined by the fiscal agent once the grant is awarded.