Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $558,823)
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 Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) will utilize fiscal year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Category I Targeting Violent Crime funds to reduce gang and radicalized violent behavior within NJDOC and improve intelligence-led, data driven counter-terrorism investigations. NJDOC plans to enhance the procedures for visitors, volunteers, and support staff accessibility to NJDOC institutions and the inmate population. In addition, NJDOC will develop a tracking database and train correctional staff on how to recognize gang activity and prison radicalization indicators.
- OSHN Community Violence Intervention Expansion Project
- Direct care support by clinicians and peer advocates for women and other vulnerable populations, who are involved in the criminal justice system, who experience commercial sexual exploitation.
- Hamilton County Public Health Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Site-Based Program