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Nassau County Collaborative Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $235,175)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Nassau County will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards multiple initiatives aimed at enhancing criminal justice services provided to the community. Specifically, the county will support overtime salaries of county police officers tasked with targeted patrols; a domestic violence program that partners the county police department with an area service provider to reach victims previously not served and support participation of victims in the law enforcement and adjudication process; an outreach program in the town of Uniondale that builds positive relationships between law enforcement and at risk youth; gang enforcement details in the city of Glen Cove; and a youth development initiative that provides the necessary support services to reduce delinquency among high risk youth.


Date Created: August 24, 2009