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Partners in Prevention Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $28,675)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Longview and the county of Gregg will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $28,675 for Partners in Prevention Program. The city of Longview Partners in Prevention program focuses on prevention of substance abuse and crime through various programs. Specifically, the JAG funds will provide salary benefits to the prevention specialist and project specialist positions. The prevention specialist will partner with the Longview Police Department in coordinating crime prevention awareness events and community efforts to prevent crime. The project specialist will assist in administrative tasks within Partners in Prevention.


Date Created: September 2, 2008