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Western District of New York Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $299,998)

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 Rochester Institute of Technology, serving as the fiscal agent for the USA Western District of New York, will reduce violent crime associated with gang and gun violence in Western New York. PSN will be implemented across the City of Rochester, New York, with a particular focus on the geographic areas hotspots. The goal is to implement a wide range of interventions including enforcement, supervision, violation, and prosecution strategies, as well as non-enforcement oriented dispute resolution strategies to reduct gang and gun violence in the city.


Date Created: September 2, 2014