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Police/ Corrections Partnerships: Strategically Targeting Criminal Enterprises

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $434,100)

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 International Association of Chiefs of Police Inc. (IACP) will implement the Police/Corrections Partnerships Project to support foundational research on criminal enterprises and advance intelligence-sharing collaborations targeting violent and drug-related crime. They will: document process and nature of intelligence-sharing partnerships between police, community, and institutional corrections; identify leading police/corrections collaborations targeting criminal enterprises; increase the number of police/corrections partnerships targeting criminal enterprises; and, disseminate resources widely to the law enforcement community.


Date Created: September 16, 2007