U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

PSN Academy: Proposal to Provide Technical Assistance

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $898,233)

Project Summary for Grant # 2002-GP-CX-1003

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a comprehensive, muilty-agency problem-solving Federal initiative, designed to reduce firearms violence in each of the 94 US Attorney districts nationwide. Built on successful deterrence-based programs in Boston, Richmond, and ten Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Intiative (SACSI) cities, PSN represents a "new way of doing business" for most criminal justice officials. For this reason, training and techincial assistance is critical to the successful implementation of the initiative in the 94 PSN jurisdictions.

Working under a Cooperative Agreement, the School of Criminal Justice at Micigan State University will create a "PSN Academy" to provide this training and assistance, informed by research, in order to facilitate the effective implementation of a strategic problem-solving model in the PSN task forces. While the Academy will contain elements designed to support all PSN participants, particular attention will be focused of two key players in the local partnerships: the program coordinators in the US Attorney Offices and the research partners.


Date Created: September 8, 2002