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 PSNpartnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountabilityto address specific gun crime and gang violence problems in that district.
The Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs, serving as the fiscal agent for Western District of District of Washington, will use the grant to reduce firearm crimes and gang violence through enhanced enforcement in the target precinct; to implement an innovative prevention strategy targeting firearm violence victims to reduce risk of re-hospitalization for firearm or assault-related injuries, arrest for firearm or violent crime, and death by homicide; and improve use of data by the PSN partnership to monitor trends and patterns in gun and gang crime in the target precinct.