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Kansas FY2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $96,785)

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 Kansas Office of the Attorney General, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Kansas, will provide for the prosecution of gang and gun related cases from within the State of Kansas. The gang and gun prosecutor will handle cases that are investigated by federal, state, and local agencies. The violent gang and gun prosecutor will be cross designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Kansas to prosecute those cases investigated for violations of gang and gun related crimes.


Date Created: September 7, 2011