Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $100,114)
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 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, serving as the fiscal agent for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, will use PSN funds to hire a full time Outreach Worker for the Gang Free Schools program, as well as pay overtime for Pittsburgh Police detectives, overtime for the Pittsburgh Firearms Tracking Unit and the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force. In addition, They will hire a research partner, in order to effectively evaluate and measure the outcomes of the Western District Anti-Gang Initiative. NCA/NCF