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Guam's FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $52,058)

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 Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, serving as the fiscal agent for the District Guam, will improve the Guam Police Department's Forensic Science Division, Firearms and Toolmarks Analysis Unit's ability to analyze and identify firearms used in the commission of a violent crime and to support the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program aimed at educating students against delinquency, youth violence and gang membership. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2011