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Carpentersville Police Department Community Response Team

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $399,510)

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 Village of Carpentersville will use funding from the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program to increase educational actions targeting gang activities and violence by adding one full time sworn police officer and a part time civilian social service program facilitator to its Community Response Team (CRT). With the additional full time sworn police officer, the CRT will: increase the number of gang contacts leading to the identification and documentation of gang members in the community; decrease the number of gang graffiti and criminal damage incidents; and develop and present additional gang informational programs throughout the community. The CRT targets schools and families with its proactive anti-gang educational activities through both intervention and prevention based programs.


Date Created: September 21, 2009