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Wayne County: Partnership and Engagement to Prevent Violence

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $299,907)

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) serves a rural population of more than 90,000 spread out over more than 1,300 square miles. With fewer than 90 deputies, the WCSO operates above the New York (NY) State Thruway and between the cities of Rochester, NY, and Syracuse, NY. Intimate partner violence, drug-related violence, and youth violence are ongoing concerns, especially after the pandemic. Grant funding will be utilized to hire a community resource officer to guide the sheriff's department through the development of collaboration and partnership as key strategies to reduce violence.

Date Created: September 27, 2023