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Support Assistant District Attorney Positions in Dane, Milwaukee and Outagamie Counties Where Funding Has Ended or Will End in the Next Year

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,200,000)

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.

The State of Wisconsin will use the grant money to maintain funding for the community prosecution programs in Milwaukee, Dane, and Outagamie Counties. Eight District Attorneys positions will be preserved to focus on domestic violence and prosecution. The goal is reduce violent and drug-related crime in the first and third Milwaukee police districts by utilizing the community prosecutors to promote information sharing among prosecutors' offices, law enforcement and other governmental agencies and use community prosecutors to foster collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community so that the community becomes a stakeholder in violence reduction strategies.


Date Created: September 20, 2009