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Schools and Universities Safety Resources Center (SUSRC)

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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 use the grant funds, awarded under category 2 - preventing crime and drug abuse, to provide public and private schools, colleges, and universities with information and materials to assist them in enhancing campus safety and security. NSA will convene a safe school advisory council to define and identify key issues and develop a School Safety Resource Center. The council will consist of a diverse cross-section of various subject matter experts representing law enforcement, education, and school safety. NSA will provide on-line resources that can be accessed by all educational institutions and utilized to ensure safe learning environments exist for students, faculty, and staff at all levels.


Date Created: September 23, 2007