Public Policy Institute
December 04, 2009
This report synthesizes the activities of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Southern District of Indiana subgrantees with active or awarded grants in 2008. PSN is a federal program established in fiscal year 2001 to reduce gun-related violence and gang activity. CCJR serves as the local research partner to the Indiana PSN program. The Southern District of Indiana’s PSN initiative, led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, began in 2003 and has focused mainly on Marion County and surrounding communities. This report summarizes the activities of 18 funding streams, (including 14 funded agencies or entities and 11 unique projects) active or awarded in 2008. Funded activities included a diverse array of anti-gang and gun programs. Performance metrics provided by PSN subgrantees have improved over time and there is greater accountability for subgrantees to document metrics for their successful programs. The key components of the PSN mission are well-represented by the 2008 subgrantees funded by the Southern District of Indiana.