Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $164,871)
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 New Haven will utilize fiscal year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Category I Targeting Violent Crime funds to implement the Replicating Effective Strategies Toward Allocating Resources Together (RESTART) program. RESTART addresses the city's escalating gun drug, and gang violence through intervention and community involvement directed at targeted individuals. The New Haven Police Department in collaboration with the State Attorney, U.S. Attorney, and multiple community partners will work towards achieving the goals of the program.