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District of Arizona FY14 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

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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 Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, serving as the fiscal agent for the USA District of Arizona, will reduce violent crime associated with gang and gun violence in the city of Phoenix and Maricopa County. Under the oversight of the PSN Executive Council, they will work with a consortium of stakeholder and community partners to implement a best practices model and strategy to reduce violent crimes committed by chronic gang offenders. The goal is to support collaborative strategic partnerships; data-driven identification; community-based prevention and intervention, as well as intelligence and university-based research analysis in order to reduce violent crime at the gang, individual and neighborhood level.


Date Created: September 2, 2014