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Suffolk Initiative on Youth - Youth Crime Prevention Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $24,388)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The City of Suffolk will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award in the amount of $24,388 for youth crime prevention. The City of Suffolk hired a Youth Services Coordinator and established an Office on Youth a year ago. The Youth Services Coordinator serves as the primary organizer for youth activities and programs for the city. The award will continue to fund the salary and fringe benefits of the Youth Services Coordinator. The JAG funds will continue to improve the city's ability to provide at-risk youth positive alternatives to crime and gangs.


Date Created: August 18, 2008