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Clermont County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $230,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

Clermont County will use these funds to support the Clermont County Narcotics Unit, a multi-jurisdictional task force that focuses on the identification, investigation, arrest, and prosecution of mid- and upper-level narcotics trafficking offenders operating across jurisdictional boundaries. Participating members of the task force include the Clermont County Sheriff's Office and the Prosecuting Attorney's Office as well as Union, Miami, and Pierce Townships. The task force's goal is to lessen the impact of drug traffickers on the health and safety of Ohio citizens through multi-jurisdictional collaboration. Referrals and tips regarding drug trafficking come from law enforcement agencies and from the public.


Date Created: August 26, 2009