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The National Sheriffs' Association - National Crime Prevention Council:October Night Out

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $600,000)

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 promote and implement an annual October Night Out event funded under Category 2: Preventing Crime and Drug Abuse. NSA will work in collaboration with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) to educate, motivate, and mobilize law enforcement and citizen partnerships designed to prevent crime and create safer communities. NSA will work to implement events in communities across the country, as well as, provide crime prevention and community building resources to law enforcement and community partners.


Date Created: September 17, 2007