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New Mexico's Project I.M.P.A.C.T

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $539,000)

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 New Mexico Department of Public Safety will use the 2007 Targeting Violent Crime Initiative funding to: (1) conduct comprehensive investigations of violent crimes that have occurred within New Mexico, including crime scene support; (2) identify and target existing and emerging trends in crime and violent crime in communities throughout the state; and (3) coordinate and collaborate with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to improve and streamline justice information sharing platforms, and explore enhanced opportunities for justice information sharing, including web based applications, improved infrastructure, and procedures.


Date Created: September 12, 2007