Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)
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 King County Sheriff's Office will support its Gang Intervention Initiative. They will fund operational overtime hours that will allow them to field additional deputy resources for community outreach and gang enforcement activities throughout the project period. They will also use these funds to attend gang conferences, trainings, and professional development seminars. The King County Sheriff's Office will community training that directly supports mentoring development, risk and gang-related education, and gang involvement and recruitment prevention in King County. The project will focus on outreach, and will specifically target new immigrant families, households, and neighborhood communities where English is a second language (ESL).