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Nooksack Tribe's Crime Prevention Taskforce

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Whatcom County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $155,054)

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 Nooksack Indian Tribe will use FY 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Byrne Discretionary Grants program funds to support the Nooksack Tribal Crime Prevention Task Force (NTCPT). The goal of the task force will be to establish a Tribal Crime Watch Program to reduce crime, drugs, and gang activity in the community and tribal lands. The tribal task force will meet regularly to evaluate the program's success and develop strategies for continued success. Coordination of the program will be realized through the efforts of a Program Director who will be responsible for arranging meetings with tribal members and volunteers and will also assign program managers to recruit agencies in surrounding areas to join the tribe's task force.


Date Created: September 23, 2007