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Central District of California PSN Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $494,947)

The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gun crime and gang violence. The PSN 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 California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, serving as the fiscal agent for the Central District of California, will use the grant to support an Intervention and Prevention Program to deter and protect underserved and underprivileged children who reside in the Pueblo Del Rio Housing Development community from gun and gang violence. The Los Angeles Police Department will partner with an organization to empower students through education, communication, and responsibility. Using a collaborative approach, law enforcement and non-law enforcement organizations will leverage a team of professionals that will work closely together to address gang and gun violence.


Date Created: September 17, 2015