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Western District of Oklahoma FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $83,414)

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 Oklahoma District Attorney's Council, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western District of Oklahoma, will support the prosecution of gang and gun related crimes by hiring a part time gang prosecutor who will serve District Seven Attorney's Office. The goal is to aggressively prosecute gang-related crime in Oklahoma by funding an assistant prosecutor who is trained in the specifics of gang related crime. The addition of a gang crimes prosecutor will serve to reduce area related crime and violence.


Date Created: September 7, 2011