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Tulsa Gun Crime Intervention Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $275,000)

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 Tulsa will develop the Tulsa Gun Crime Intervention Project funded under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime at the Tulsa Police Department. The goal is to reduce gun-related violent crime in the City of Tulsa, particularly regarding violent crime incidents involving criminal street gang members. The City of Tulsa will use intelligence-based policing practices to identify person who are likely to be involved in violent crime incidents.


Date Created: September 25, 2007