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Ohio Southern District CIRV Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $499,709)

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 Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, serving as the fiscal agent for the USAO Southern District of Ohio, will use the Project Safe Neighborhoods award to fund the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) program, which is comprised in part of services provided by the Cincinnati Police Department, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, the Hamilton County Adult Probation Department, the ATF and part-time street advocates. The goals are to develop neighborhood level offender notification meetings, increase the use of law enforcement home and street visits, enhance federal prosecution opportunities for targeted offenders, restore social service offerings through partnership with Hamilton County Reentry Office, and expand the CIRV model to other communities in the Southern District of Ohio.


Date Created: September 6, 2012