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Crime Reduction and Quality of Life Improvements

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $225,000)

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.

City of West Haven will support the Crime Reduction and Quality of Life Improvement Project. The City of West Haven will use funding for personnel and participant expenses for implementing the Citizens and Police Problem Solving activities (CAPPS); Operation Bed Check; West Haven Police Department Citizen's Police Academy; West Haven Youth Police Academy; and a Youth Summer Program. The above programs focus on developing cooperative relationships between City of West Haven residents and youths, many who are at-risk, and law enforcement officials to increase the quality of life and decrease crime in the West Haven community. The West Haven Police Department is experiencing an increase in police calls for services while funding on the local, state and federal levels drastically reduce.


Date Created: August 30, 2009