Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $499,666)
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 Citizen Involvement in School Safety initiative to introduce leading practices and resources to law enforcement agencies. They will enhance the capacity of law enforcement to incorporate citizens into their school safety plans. IACP will: determine the state of citizen involvement in school safety initiatives; identify a leading citizen-involved school safety initiatives; develop resources to promote use of leading practices by law enforcement agencies; and, disseminate products widely to the law enforcement community.