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USA on Watch-Neighborhood Watch Resource Videos

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $450,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) will continue and expand involvement with the Neighborhood Watch Program, addressing the need for media presentations. The cost to produce videos is extremely high and many local law enforcement agencies are unable to justify the expense. NSA will create a national video program on Neighborhood Watch to provide multi-media resources at no cost for local agencies. The project will produce tools that agencies can use and modify for local use. NSA will strive to make the resources easy to use, easy to understand, and useful for agencies and citizens. The distribution of Neighborhood Watch videos will enable the program to expand to other demographics and educate additional citizens.


Date Created: September 29, 2008