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Central Texas Regional Gang Database Project ("CenTex GangNet")

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $178,870)

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 Austin will track juvenile and adult gang members within a 16-county area within Central Texas by procuring a regional gang tracking system to be utilized by law enforcement agencies. They will procure GangNet software - a regional investigative tool that provides rapid, reliable "on-line" access to electronically or manually uploaded investigative information. This software has an automatic purge function for juvenile records and has the potential of benefiting over 4,000,000 residents of the following counties in central Texas: Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Fayette, Guadalupe, Hays, Lee, Llano, McLennan, Travis, and Williamson. The City of Austin will also procure the Central Texas Regional GangNet license (includes: license, staging and implementation, training, telephone support, integration, and maintenance). The license will accommodate an unlimited number of users, all of whom will be law enforcement personnel.


Date Created: September 1, 2008