Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $150,000)
As part of BJAs Smart Suite, the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), represents a strategic approach that brings more science into criminal justice operations by leveraging innovative applications of analysis, technology, and evidence-based practices with the goal of improving performance and effectiveness while containing costs. 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 PSNpartnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountabilityto address specific gun crime and gang violence problems in that district.
The City of Omaha, serving as the fiscal agent for the District of Nebraska, will reduce violent crime associated with gang and gun violence in the city of Omaha. FY 16 PSN funds will be used to implement a multi-pronged approach to combat gang and gun violence problems to reduce gun assaults, conduct gun tracking and tracing, control violent hot spots, increase state and federal prosecution of gun crimes, and provide technical assistance to neighboring cities. CA/NCF