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New Jersey FY 2011 PSN Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $168,361)

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 New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of New Jersey, will support positions for assistant prosecutors in Camden and Essex County Prosecutors' Offices. The assistant prosecutors will be responsible for gun violence cases and will work with the USAO's PSN Coordinator for Trigger Lock referrals. In addition, the 2011 PSN funds will support Passaic and Mercer County juvenile PSN initiatives for enhanced supervision by probation and parole officers of high-risk juveniles during non-traditional hours.


Date Created: August 18, 2011