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Northern District of Texas PSN Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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 PSNpartnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountabilityto address specific gun and gang crime problems in that district.

The Safe City Commission, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of Texas, will model other successful PSN strategies by utilizing data-driven, intelligence-led targeted enforcement of violent gun and gang offenders. They will increase cooperation for federal prosecution of gun crimes, and support targeted intervention programming for children who witness violence and are susceptible to gang influences and recruitment. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2013