Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $300,000)
The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gun crime and gang violence. The PSN 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 violence 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 crime and gang violence problems in that district.
The Executive Office of the Governor of Delaware, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Delaware, will use the grant to hire a crime analyst. The crime analyst will compile a list of at least 25 priority offenders and will map all gun related incidents. This strategy will enhance the state of Delaware's ability to use data and predictive analysis to reduce gun violence throughout the state.