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Western District of Tennessee JAG Project

Award Information

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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 Memphis, serving as fiscal agent for the Western District of Tennessee, will implement GunStat's suppression strategy in selected micro-places in the South Memphis and Frayser communities. GunStat is an initiative to reduce gun violence by identifying and closely tracking individuals with multiple offenses in two high crime areas. The goals are to create a collaborative partnership between multiple law enforcement agencies and community partners to develop a working analytical framework focused on data sharing. This initiative will target the City of Memphis' most chronic, violent offenders in two identified focus areas in the communities of Frayser and South Memphis. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2013