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Coastal Georgia's Strategic Alliance

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $140,624)

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 City of Brunswick applied for funding under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will use gramt funds to form the Coastal Georgia's Strategic Alliance (CGSA) to address the increase in violent crime, drugs, and gang activity in their communities. CGSA is a collaboration of law enforcement personnel from the Brunswick Police Department, the Glynn County Sheriff's Office, the Georgia State Patrol, Glynn County School Resource Office, the Coastal Georgia Community College Campus Police, the State Board of Pardon & Parole (Brunswick Parole Office), the Georgia Ports Authority Police Department, the U.S. Marshal's Service and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. The goal of CGSA is to implement intelligence-led policing policies; joint planning and collaboration around common goals; joint training and resource development; sharing of policies for emergencies, serious criminal incidents, etc.; and stronger collaboration among local, state, and federal agencies.


Date Created: September 12, 2007