Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $990,674)
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 Greenville Technical College will implement this project funded under Category 3: Enhancing Local Law Enforcement. They will work to build human capital and leadership capacity in the nation's public safety community through coordination and delivery of at least 67 classes of the Franklin-Covey's seven Habits for Public Safety Professionals. The Greenville Technical College will train to law enforcement personnel in 15 states across four regions of the nation. They will also deliver at least one Train-the-Trainer session to develop a minimum of 20 Franklin Covey certified trainers.