Project Safe Neighborhood

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in

America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing

these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. Since its inception in 2001,

approximately $2 billion has been committed to this initiative. PSN funds in Wyoming are

administered by WASCOP and used to fund Wyoming specific programs that target gun and

gang crimes in Wyoming. The funds have been used to equip Wyoming county detention and

state correction facilities with messaging capability to direct prevention messages at inmates to

deter the use of guns in the commission of crimes and incidents of domestic violence. These

funds have also been used to deliver gang training to state and local law enforcement and

corrections officers. Graffiti abatement funds are also available to communities for the clean-up

of gang related graffiti.