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Northern District of California FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $173,867)

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 California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of California, will fund local projects addressing gun violence and gang violence in local communities. To address these problems, Cal EMA in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office, will use the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) to support programs in Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, East Palo Alto, San Jose, and Salinas. They will reduce the occurrence of gun and gang violence within the district; increase criminal intelligence information sharing among coordinating agencies; assist with existing outreach efforts; and, enhance successful prosecutorial efforts. Cal EMA will track and report on activities such as: the number of homicides with firearms, the number of combined homicides, aggravated assaults, and robberies committed, the number of gang related homicides, the number of gang related aggravated assaults, and the number of gang related robberies that occurred.


Date Created: September 7, 2011