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Southern District of New York PSN Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $458,321)

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 Fund for the City of New York, serving as the fiscal agent for the Southern District of New York, will use the grant to implement a Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS). A task force will conduct offender call-in meetings of the GVRS pioneered by the National Network of Safe Communities. The goal of the project is to reduce violent and gun related crime in the targeted areas of the southern district and in city of Newburgh.


Date Created: September 17, 2015