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District of Nebraska PSN Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $150,000)

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 City of Omaha, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Nebraska, will focus on creating safer neighborhoods through the reduction of gun and gang violence. This will be facilitated through research partner crime mapping, increased enforcement operation by the Metro Firearms Task Force, enhanced criminal prosecutions in state and federal courts, and community outreach education projects for area at-risk youth. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2013