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Lynn Multi Agency Collaborative to Increase Citizen Safety and Reduce Violence

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $37,399)

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 Lynn Police Department (LPD) will use FY 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to upgrade the current mobile data network with new mobile data terminals and an updated criminal records system to include field interrogation cards and access for patrol officers during field investigations. LPD will support overtime pay for police officers conducting additional patrols and attending gang intelligence and/or neighborhood awareness meetings. LPD will use award funding to assist the Lynn Housing and Neighborhood Development Office to support the Summer Youth Job Program. The Summer Youth Job Program provides inner city youth with an opportunity to find employment during the summer months, reducing idle time spent within city neighborhoods during summer vacation.


Date Created: August 24, 2008