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ASIS International Foundation Project to Establish Business Watch Programs Utilizing the Private Security Profession

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $110,266)

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 ASIS International Foundation, Inc. will implement this project funded under Category 2: Preventing Crime and Drug Abuse. They will ensure that through education, training, policies and procedures, private security will have the necessary material to assume a leadership role in the formation and operation of Business Watch programs in the United States. They will integrate their workplace crime prevention efforts with current nationwide crime prevention campaigns to enhance crime prevention within the workplace.


Date Created: September 17, 2007