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Crime and Drug Prevention Partnerships Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Anne Arundel
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $10,198,561)

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 FirstPic, Inc. is continuing the Crime and Drug Prevention Partnerships Initiative, a comprehensive program that incorporates technical assistance, training, and coordination/collaboration with experienced partners. They have developed a detailed action plan incorporating several special initiatives, each with the goal of providing broad development, implementation, monitoring, and expansion of crime and drug prevention programming to communities in need. The objective is to reduce crime and drug abuse in communities.


Date Created: September 9, 2007