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City of Oakland's Project Resolve

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $223,587)

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 Oakland's Office of Parks and Recreation will support Project Resolve, which provides alternative sentencing, innovative programming, and restorative justice opportunities to address youth violence, crime, and negative behavior. The city of Oakland will open three "receiving centers" in high crime areas and offer job training, family resources, workshops, recreation activities, hot meals, and information and referral services to the community. The Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation will operate centers in West, Central, and East Oakland and will serve youth ages 13 to 19. They will partner with the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Probation Office to reduce the incarceration and re-arrest rate for the youth and train outreach workers to collaborate with the police department and community to target and enhance the employment opportunities for the youth. They will also partner with the Mayor's reentry program, the Department of Human Services, and community-based organizations.


Date Created: September 28, 2008