Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $134,935)
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 Crime Commission of Delaware Valley, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will hire an Assistant District Attorney to work as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) and to hire a full time job developer at the community group "Don't Fall Down in the Hood to conduct job readiness and placement workshops and to assist each student in locating an appropriate position. The Eastern District of Pennsylvania will continue to partner with the appropriate agencies in an effort to successfully implement the PSN/Anti-Gang strategy. The U.S. Attorney's Office, along with the PSN selection committee and task force, will coordinate the planning and implementation of their PSN initiative.