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Northern District of Illinois 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, $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 Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, serving as fiscal agent for the USA Northern District of Illinois, will address gang and gun violence in the city of Chicago. The goal is to enhance and expand their local PSN Program to reduce the incidence of youth gang and gun violence in the most violent areas in the city of Chicago. This will be done through continued coordination of the existing PSN Task Force, aggressive gun offender prosecution and parole compliance; maintenance and expansion of the PSN Forums, and enhancement of crime prevention and re-entry programs with evidence-based crime reduction strategies.


Date Created: September 1, 2014