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Center for Task Force (CenTF) Training Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,000,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will deliver multi-jurisdictional narcotics enforcement training and technical assistance services to law enforcement personnel. IIR will educate the commanders and supervisors of multi-jurisdictional drug task forces through the Center for Task Force (CenTR) Training Program by: 1) delivering at least 11 Narcotics Commander Workshops; 2) delivering at least 11 Methamphetamine Investigation Management Workshops; 3) delivering at least 6 specialized training events; 4) delivering at least 6 on-site technical assistance site visits; and 5) enhancing the CenTF Web-Based Resource Center and developing a distance-learning component.


Date Created: September 16, 2007