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Northern District of Georgia FY14 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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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 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, serving as the fiscal agent for the USA Northern District of Georgia, will reduce violent crime associated with gang and gun violence in the city of Atlanta. The Northern Georgia PSN Task Force will implement a highly refined strategy to mitigate gun and gang violence within the five target areas in the City of Atlanta, determine repeat offenders who are viable candidates for targeted interventions through the social services arm of the PSN Task Force, increase the federal prosecution rate of the most violent offenders within these communities, and provide meaningful re-entry services for offenders who are re-introduced into the target areas. The goal is to provide a positive qualitative impact on the communities at large.


Date Created: September 8, 2014