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SRO Training to Prevent Youth Victimization

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $193,867)

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 Safe Place, Inc. (NSP) will implement this project funded under Category 3: Enhancing Local Law Enforcement. They will provide school resource officers (SROs) with comprehensive resources to reach at-risk youth in schools and within communities. NSP will offer training and technical assistance to youth service agencies that implement the program. This project will target Safe Place programs in the following states: Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas.


Date Created: September 25, 2007