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Western District of Tennessee FY14 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $148,885)

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 City of Memphis, serving as the fiscal agent for the USA Western District of Tennessee, will use FY14 PSN funds to integrate the judicial community into the GunStat process by enhancing communications between prosecutors and judges and by establishing judicial expectations for GunStat offender data. The goal is to expand GunStat to incorporate more intensive data analyses, evidenced-based best practices, and evaluation of task force operational to ensure more efficient operations to reduce gang and gun violence in Memphis City.


Date Created: September 4, 2014