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Northern District of New York PSN Iniatitive

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $294,946)

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 Rosamond Gifford Charitable Foundation, serving as the fiscal agent for the Northern District of New York, will use the grant to implement the Syracuse Truce Program, which focuses closely upon the group violence reduction strategy promulgated by the National Network for Safe Communities. Particular attention will be given to outreach and assistance for offenders who have suffered violent crime related trauma and gang members who will be the target of focused deterrence. The goals of the project are to maintain and enhance a focused deterrence initiative to prevent the escalation of gun violence.


Date Created: September 17, 2015