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Family Crimes/Domestic Violence

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Miami Dade
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $41,916)

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 Hialeah will use funds to continue the family crimes domestic violence coordinator position in the police department. The coordinator will continue to enhance the quality of services provided to victims of domestic violence by making referrals to crisis counseling and shelters, arranging transportation, assisting with applications for victim's compensation, and providing support for victims and their families. In addition, the coordinator will provide in-service training on domestic violence to police officers, make presentations at community meetings, and coordinate with service providers and the domestic violence clearinghouse.


Date Created: August 20, 2008