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Southern District of Indiana FY 2011 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $110,172)

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 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of Indiana, will support law enforcement initiatives and prevention/community outreach programs. They will support the Cumberland Police Department PSN Task Force, with efforts to combat violence and to get guns off the street; the Home-Based Family Mentoring Project, which will provide resources that are presently lacking in a Westside IMC community to help at-risk youth and their families; 42nd Street Anti-Crime Initiative, to reduce gun, gang, drug and violent crime on the eastside of Indianapolis; and Light the Night for Life, which is a memorial service held annually to promote public awareness of gang/gun violence and to remember the victims and families who have suffered.


Date Created: September 7, 2011