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Virginia Tech Crime Prevention and Victim Services Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $50,978)

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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) will implement the Virginia Tech Crime Prevention and Victim Services Project. It is comprised of two complementary programmatic elements: the creation and distribution of educational materials to provide information to the university community on the importance of emergency preparedness and the availability of support resources for victims and the coordination of an important piece of the university's emergency planning efforts. Virginia Tech will launch the completion of building security surveys that will enable trained law enforcement officers and other appropriate personnel to develop building-specific emergency plans. Each building plan will be informed by and consistent with the university's entire hazard emergency plan. The goal is to educate the university community on crime prevention, emergency preparedness and victim services as well as launch a security and crime prevention program in academic buildings located on the University's Blacksburg campus.


Date Created: September 1, 2008