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BJA FY 07 Targeting Violent Crime Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $121,330)

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 Glen Cove will utilize its Fiscal Year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Category I: Targeting Violent Crime funds to support overtime costs for a project coordinator, gang unit supervisor, and staff members to attend training and conduct enforcement activities in relation to the city's comprehensive anti-gang initiative. Through these efforts, the enforcement of quality-of-life violations in targeted areas, as well as crime analysis, intelligence gathering, and information sharing partnerships will be strengthened.


Date Created: September 12, 2007