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Drug and Gang Intervention

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $26,924)

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 Pawtucket will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $26,924 to support the Pawtucket Police Department (PPD). PPD will use the award to fund overtime costs for the Narcotics Unit and police prostitution stings. Any money gained from investigations supported by the JAG award will be funneled into D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. programs. These programs, in conjunction with the planned stings, will help lower the city's crime rate and educate the city's youth on the dangers of drugs and gangs.


Date Created: August 26, 2008