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Multijurisdictional Response to Violent Crime and Gangs

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $250,000)

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 Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians will utilize funds under Byrne Category II (Preventing Crime and Drug Abuse) to establish an intelligence-led, data driven, and multi-jurisdictional response to violent crimes, drug and alcohol abuse, and gang related activities occurring within its reservation. Specifically, the Rancheria will plan, develop, and implement a comprehensive strategy to control and prevent crime associated with the distribution and abuse of meth, alcohol, and other controlled substances. The following strategies will be implemented: (1) establish a multi-disciplinary Project Advisory Team that will be comprised of the Tribal Public Safety Task Force; (2) enhance partnerships among federal, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to prevent crime and identify, apprehend, and prosecute those who illegally transport and distribute illegal drugs on the Rancheria; and, (3) establish coordination between tribal law enforcement and tribal/county criminal justice systems to reduce and prevent the recurrence of alcohol/substance abuse related crimes. The Robinson Rancheria Citizens Business Council (Tribal Council) will coordinate grant activities with the Lake County Sheriff, California State Attorney General's Office, Fox Valley Technical College, and Lake County Tribal Health. Federal funds will support personnel, travel, law enforcement equipment and patrol vehicles, contractual services (evaluation, motivational speakers, and IT system delivery), indirect costs, and development of various deliverables (Tribal M.O.U. among County Sheriff, Court, and Probation; and cultural-specific crime prevention materials targeted for youth).


Date Created: September 23, 2007