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Southern District of Indiana FY14 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $299,960)

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 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 PSN partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability to address specific gun crime and gang violence problems in that district.

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, serving as the fiscal agent for the USA Southern District of Indiana, will use FY14 PSN funds to increase enforcement efforts to remove individuals illegally possessing firearms using targeted investigations, probation sweeps, and warrant sweeps in the target areas. The goals are to expand comprehensive procedures to collect and process firearms in constructive possession cases in a manner that leads to successful prosecution of gun related crimes; improve the collection and dissemination of gang data within the targeted areas; and enhance community awareness of the problem and engage them in solutions while enhancing communications, cooperation, prevention and deterrence.


Date Created: September 8, 2014