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Lakeside Youth Empowerment CenterAnti-Gang Initiative FY 2009 Grant for a Prevention and Intervention program geared to save the children of today from GANGS

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $35,889)

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 Belle Glade will use its FY 09 JAG award to create a Glades Area Junior Golf & Academic Excellence Program (GAGAE), which targets individuals at-risk of becoming a gang member. The purpose is to reduce violent gang-related incidents, reduce the occurrence of youth gang-related incidents, and increase positive outcomes for youth at high risk through targeted, evidenced-based gang prevention. Belle Glade will hire personnel and purchase equipment to support this program.


Date Created: September 8, 2009