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Operation Peacekeeper

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Joaquin
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

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 City of Stockton will be awarded $500,000 for its Operation Peacekeepers project. The goal of the project is to reduce gang related violence in the City of Stockton by reaching out to gang related youth ages 10 to 18 and providing them with the resources necessary for them to abstain from a gang lifestyle and become productive members of society. Using a multitude of strategies and resources, the Youth Outreach Workers mentor the youth in staying away from gang activities and diverting them to more positive activities such as sports, job preparation or into classes such as anger management, gang awareness, mediation of conflict, and provide intensive supervision of youths.


Date Created: September 2, 2009