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Graffiti Deterrence Technologies Project (Rosemead Anti-Graffiti Program)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $93,907)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The City of Rosemead will create the Rosemead Anti-Graffiti (RAG) Team to address the problem of graffiti 'tagging.' They will aggressively identify the graffiti taggers to reduce the amount of vandalism in the community. The City of Rosemead will equip city staff, sheriff deputies, and community volunteers with the ability to monitor and respond quickly and effectively to new incidents of graffiti tagging. In addition, they will fund the salary of a probation officer. The probation officer will work with the taggers to ensure they perform the court-ordered community service hours removing graffiti from the community. The RAG Team will combine prevention, intervention and suppression strategies with collaboration between the city, law enforcement, probation, courts, schools, and community volunteers to reduce crime, create safe neighborhoods, and eradicate gang-associated activity.


Date Created: August 3, 2008