Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $77,627)
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 Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, Inc., serving as the fiscal agent for Eastern District of Louisiana, will support gun crime and gang prevention initiatives. The goals of this program are to reduce the number of crimes committed with illegal firearms by initiating proactive strategies; identify and target the use of illegal weapons used in violent crimes by individuals or affiliated groups associated with the majority of crimes concentrated in identified neighborhood hotspots; and coordinate crime prevention and gun abatement strategies in cooperation with the PSN Task Force. The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will fund administrative personnel support, equipment, and supplies to assist in PSN program activities.