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Jacksonville Area Data Driven Reduction of Violence in the Streets Project (JAX-DDROVS)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,008,509)

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 Jacksonville Sheriff's Office applied for funding under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will develop the Jacksonville Area Data Driven Reduction of Violence in the Streets Project (JAX-DDROVS) that will build upon existing knowledge gained through multi-agency/jurisdictional partnerships. The project goals include reducing street violence through a data driven, offender focus approach; bolstering the multi-jurisdictional collaborative and information sharing efforts; and implementing a comprehensive law enforcement street violence reduction strategy.


Date Created: September 11, 2007