Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $500,000)
The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program 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 California Emergency Management Agency, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of California, will use funds to support the Ceasefire Project. Additionally, the PSN outreach workers that will mobilize the community and to change the cultural norms around violence. CA/NCF