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Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Crime Analysis, Reduction, and Enforcement Program (CARE)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $782,866)

The Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) will help communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provide for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. This competitive grant announcement focuses on initiatives in eight areas: 1) preventing and reducing violent crime through community-based data-driven approaches; 2) providing funding for neighborhood-based probation and parole officers; 3) reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties; 4) hiring of civilian support personnel in law enforcement (training staff, analysts, dispatchers, etc.); 5) enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations; 6) improving resources and services for victims of crime; 7) supporting problem-solving courts; and 8) national training and technical assistance partnerships.

Under category 4, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will use the FY 2009 Recovery Act Byrne Competitive Grant funds for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Crime Analysis, Reduction, and Enforcement Program (CARE). The goals of the program are to analyze crime patterns, organized criminal organizations, and disruptive groups in a manner that will assist sworn staff investigating criminal activity, while reducing crime. The funds will be used to hire three crime analysts, administer training, and purchase supplies for the new hires. CARE will entail an effort by the Sheriff's Office to coordinate agency and countywide crime data in a manner that will result in the reduction of crime.


Date Created: September 7, 2009