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Nevada FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $96,013)

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 Nevada Department of Public Safety, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Nevada, will provide funding to the Clark County District Attorney's Office, Reno Police Department, and Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force's Challenge KADS Program to combat the ever rising gang activity that threatens the citizens of and visitors to Nevada. Clark County District Attorney's Office will be combating the gang issue through prosecution by implementing the aid of a part time paralegal to increase and expand gang cases. Reno Police Department will devote officers to a high gang activity area in the Wedekind/Sutro neighborhood, in addition to coordinating with community leaders to help beautify the neighborhood to bring community pride back to those residing in the area. Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force will work with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program to implement the proven evidenced based practices of the CEASEFIRE comprehensive gang model. This model focuses on reducing the number of juveniles possessing firearms while reducing the number of gang members entering Nevada State Juvenile Corrections.


Date Created: September 7, 2011