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Syracuse Truce Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $300,000)

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in crime associated with gang and gun violence. The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each district. The USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN task force of federal, state, and local law enforcement and other community members to implement gang and gun crime enforcement, intervention and prevention initiatives within the district. Through the PSN task force, the USA will implement the five design features of PSN--partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability--to address specific gun and gang crime problems in that district.

The Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation, serving as the fiscal agent for the USAO Northern District of New York, will use the Project Safe Neighborhoods award to fund overtime for police officers in the Syracuse Police Department who are assigned to street saturation, narcotics, and probation details on the South and West side of the city of Syracuse. In addition, grant funds will be used to fund the Finn Institute research partner position and a project coordinator position for the proposed "Syracuse Truce" deterrence project. Lastly, the award will be used to fund a "Syracuse Truce" media campaign, for outreach flyers and for focused deterrence and PSN training opportunities. The goals of the project are to provide comprehensive and collaborative interaction between federal, state and local law enforcement, residents and agencies in the city of Syracuse and to produce positive changes in neighborhoods plagued by gun crime and gang violence.


Date Created: September 6, 2012