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Crime Prevention and Intervention Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $84,963)

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 Women's Council on African American Affairs, Inc. (WCAAA) will provide education, outreach and awareness, prevention, and intervention services to residents in the city of Little Rock and throughout Pulaski County to combat the epidemic of black on black violent crimes. The WCAAA will create a general educational and media awareness campaign through print, radio, billboards, and on the internet; conduct quarterly town hall meetings on crime prevention in areas with high prevalence of violent crime; strengthen community partnerships; and conduct workshops for community organizations, churches, and other human service providers. WCAA will create and support youth activities with youth groups, public schools, and private partners; encourage youth to become crime prevention advocates promoting living crime free lives; and use the expertise of crime prevention specialists to present in youth and adult forums. They will conduct a Crime Summit that will educate the community at large, specifically in underserved areas and those who have been proven to be at most risk.


Date Created: September 1, 2008