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Gang Suppression/Prevention - Montgomery County

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $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 county of Montgomery, through the Police Department's Gang Investigative Unit, will use its grant funds to suppress and prevent gang related activity within its jurisdiction. The Gang Investigative Unit is both an investigative unit and tactical team, working with Federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecution agencies. The Unit also collaborates with county and non-governmental agencies on intervention and prevention programs in the county. The primary focus of the Unit will be targeting violent gangs, their membership, the neighborhoods and schools they recruit from, and on prosecution through the States Attorney's Office.


Date Created: September 2, 2009