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Middle District of Louisiana 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, $150,000)

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 East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department, serving as the fiscal agent for the USA Middle District of Louisiana, will reduce violent crime associated with gang and gun violence in Baton Rouge. Louisiana State University (LSU), the research partner for the PSN project, will have access to parish-wide crime and law enforcement data through an existing data sharing agreement. The primary goal of the project will be to reduce gang and gun violence by implementing a Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS), through community partner outreach, engagement, and prevention and intervention strategies.


Date Created: September 8, 2014