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Gang Intervention and Prevention Coordinator Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $51,626)

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).

The city of Turlock will use the JAG award to create a gang prevention program that will develop a bridge with gang-related intervention, prevention and suppression measures. Funding will be utilized to finance a contract gang intervention and prevention coordinator position within the Turlock Police Department to carry forth the recommendations from a gang prevention task force previously engaged to develop gang intervention and prevention measures.


Date Created: September 13, 2009