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Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)

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 2009 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

Hennepin County will utilize these grant funds to support the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP). The goal is to improve the quality of life in the communities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park in Hennepin County. The grant will support the hiring of multicultural police cadets in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park to increase the cultural competence of the police departments. The cadets will facilitate interactions between immigrants and police in non-punitive, non-threatening situations to cultivate mutual trust and improve community members' safety. JCPP includes five major components: (1) embedding community liaisons to serve as links between the community and the police department, (2) hiring multicultural police cadets, (3) maintaining a multicultural advisory committee, (4) training police officers, and (5) training community members. Hennepin County is helping to combat crime while improving and strengthening their culturally diverse communities.


Date Created: April 27, 2010