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Crime Control and Prevention Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $55,139)

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).

Cobb County will use Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funding to administer law enforcement, prevention, education, corrections, and community corrections programs. The county will use JAG funds to coordinate a crime reduction and community safety program in the Six Flags area of southern Cobb County. Cobb County will increase law enforcement and community policing activities in these areas. Efforts of community groups, residents, and businesses will be coordinated with law enforcement activities in the area.

The Cobb Community Collaborative and the Cobb Underage Drinking Task Force will carryout a Safe Neighborhoods/Safe Homes Program in cooperation with neighborhood groups to prevent underage drinking and access to alcohol; thereby reducing accidents and crimes related to alcohol use by minors, as well as reducing gang participation. Neighborhood groups and organizations will execute agreements to prevent alcohol from being served to minors and to support safety efforts.

Turner Chapel CDC will operate a reentry program for homeless prisoners being released from Cobb County jails and state institutions. JAG funds will supplement other resources to enable Turner Chapel CDC to provide a comprehensive range of counseling, job referral, and other services in order to help prisoners being released become stable, law abiding community residents. Turner Chapel CDC and other community partners operate Harmony House (a local facility) to provide housing during the reentry process.


Date Created: September 10, 2008