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Gang Intelligence Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $350,000)

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 Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Intelligence Branch Gang Initiative will use their 2009 Congressionally Selected Award to expand their gang-related information collection, outreach, intervention, and suppression practices. This will enable the MPD to diminish gang-related violence citywide and meet emerging information collection, storage, and reporting requirements. The goal of the Intelligence Branch Gang Initiative is to provide members of the Intelligence Branch with the training and tools necessary to enhance gang related information collection, analysis and distribution processes. This will be accomplished by meeting the following goals: 1) gang-prevention/intervention training; 2) business and information technology tools; 3) enhanced staffing; and 4) real-time support/analysis vehicles.


Date Created: September 2, 2009