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Tohono Oodham Nation Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $150,000)

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 Tohono O'odham Nation will support a Project Safe Neighborhoods Pilot Program. The initiative will address violent crime rates, with an emphasis on gangs, guns, and juvenile crime, currently well above the national average. Through the grant, a comprehensive strategy that includes targeted enforcement through officer overtime, increased community policing and community education directed towards at-risk youth, as well as increased public awareness efforts of law enforcement action against gun violators will be supported. The strategies will ultimately target and remove violent criminals from the community and prevent future violent crime and gang activity from occurring.


Date Created: September 7, 2011