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Eastern District of Michigan FY14 Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $500,000)

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 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 Saginaw Community Foundation, serving as the fiscal agent for the USA Eastern District of Michigan, will reduce violent gang and gun crimes by forming cooperative enforcement initiatives among the task force partners. With the help of the research partner providing data-driven, evidence-based approaches to enforcement initiatives and community outreach programs that enlarge community capacity, the PSN initiative will address quality-of-life issues and leverage community resources for continued success within the identified gang and violent crime target area.


Date Created: September 8, 2014