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New York City's Community Crime Stopper Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)

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 Citizens Committee for New York City will support the efforts of twenty-two volunteer community groups that will address crime and related quality of life issues with the ultimate goal of increasing collaborations with local law enforcement and other key service providers to create safer neighborhoods. All twenty-two groups are located within New York City's 7th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of the Bronx and Queens. Each organization provides services to ethnically diverse neighborhoods and were selected based upon their focus on crime reduction and prevention strategies.


Date Created: March 9, 2010