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Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $150,000)

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.

St. Bonaventura Indian Mission and School, serving as the fiscal agent for the Eastern Navajo Nation of New Mexico, will use the grant to fund subgrant activities that will combat gun and gang violence by utilizing prevention, intervention and suppression programs. As well as focus on domestic violence outreach. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2012