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Cyber Crime Information Sharing

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $202,679)

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 Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General is leading the development of the first-ever strategic plan to fight cyber crime in the Commonwealth. Cyber crime presents many new challenges for law enforcement. The Office will use the grant funds to develop a sustainable cyber crime information sharing program for state law enforcement. To accomplish this goal, the office will develop a law enforcement website for sharing information on cyber crime, plan and deliver four information sharing meetings for state law enforcement agencies, and develop a quarterly electronic publication on cyber crime for law enforcement.


Date Created: September 17, 2007