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District of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Public Safety, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Rhode Island, will address violent crime and gun reduction strategies in Providence, Rhode Island. The Providence Police Department will partner with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Attorney General's Office, the Street Workers Program and Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies and work collaboratively in developing, implementing and evaluating effective strategies that address the violent crime issues in the city of Providence. The goal is to reduce gun and gang violent crime.


Date Created: September 29, 2013