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Rhode Island FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $65,130)

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 Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Rhode Island, will use continue support for the Streetworkers program. The Nonviolence Streetworkers Program of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence addresses the problems of violent crime and gang activity in Providence's most troubled neighborhoods. The grant funds will enable the Streetworkers to hire staff to provide services to nearby cities.


Date Created: September 19, 2011