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USAonWatch - Neighborhood Watch Program Enhancement

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $400,000)

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 National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) will provide local law enforcement agencies and community leaders with capacity building resources, support, and training to increase and sustain active Neighborhood Watch (NW) programs. NSA will provide at least 15 regional training sessions over the next year to maximize the number of agencies utilizing the NW Toolkit and other resources provided by USAonWatch. NSA will continue to operate and improve the USAonWatch website and produce and update NW resources. The USAonWatch-National Neighborhood Watch program will continue to partner with local law enforcement agencies, Citizen Corps, and State and local partners to provide trainings, resources, and technical assistance under this grant.


Date Created: September 23, 2007