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Southern District of Ohio FY 2011 PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $142,869)

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 Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of Ohio, will use hire a full-time assistant prosecutor dedicated to the prosecution of gang and gun crime in Hamilton County, fund overtime for the Columbus Violent Crime Impact Team and fund overtime for officers and detectives in Hamilton County. In addition, they will fund additional hours for a Hamilton County supervisory grant coordinator and a project coordinator position in the Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative.


Date Created: August 18, 2011