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Western District of Tennessee FY 2011 PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $84,763)

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.

Shelby County District Attorney General, serving as the fiscal agent for the Western district of Tennessee, will reduce violent crime committed with guns in Memphis/Shelby County. They are enhancing the specialized efforts of the PSN Unit in confiscating guns and combating violent crime committed with guns; by enhancing prosecution of gun cases; and, by developing an enhanced media campaign designed to reduce the offender population. PSN 2011 project will coordinate youth violence and gang prevention and intervention efforts in Memphis and Shelby County in support of the on-going local initiative, Operation Safe Community.


Date Created: September 7, 2011