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GET Gang Analysis Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $330,000)

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 City of Spokane will use $330,000 in Fiscal Year 2007 Targeting Violent Crime Initiative funds to purchase a data entry and analysis software package for the Spokane Regional Gang Enforcement Team (GET), a multi-jurisdictional agency housed within the Spokane Police Department. The software will be used to collect and maintain gang data; track gang activities, statistics, and trends; create gang operational plans; and assist analysts with investigations and prosecutions. The software enhancement will also enable greater information sharing with other agencies within the state.


Date Created: September 25, 2007