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77th Street Gang Reduction Zone

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,650,000)

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 Los Angeles, along with various local, state, and federal partners, will use this FY 2007 Targeting Violent Crime Initiative award to support the 77th Street Gang Reduction Zone in reducing violent crime through a comprehensive, coordinated approach that combines innovative and successful practices with measurable results.

The approach, involving multiple service providers from community and faith-based organizations, will offer prevention, intervention, reentry, and suppression activities. This strategy combines two effective and nationally-recognized models for addressing violent crime reduction through enhanced enforcement, vertical prosecution, community partnership, and saturation of essential social services with numerous community partnerships.


Date Created: September 25, 2007