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Gang Prevention and Community Safety Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)

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.

Community Build, Inc. will use the grant to enhance public safety; advance multidisciplinary collaboration of law enforcement, community institutions, and professionals; and prevent and combat juvenile delinquency. Specifically, funds will be used to expand community bike patrols and van transportation to reduce crime hotspots and promote safer streets for youth attending school and community programs on underserved corridors; organize up-to-date substance abuse training and advanced life skills training for collaborative members and parents; and provide additional direct services for case managed at-risk and high-risk youth and youth adults, to include advanced life skills workshops and on-line and instructor-led education leading to careers and employment.


Date Created: September 7, 2010