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Immigrant Parents and Law Enforcement Promoting Community Safety

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

This award is funded by the Byrne Competitive Program, which helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. P.L. 111-117, Division B, Title II, Section 215(1) authorizes use of up to 3 percent of funds made available to the Office of Justice Programs for grants or reimbursement to be used to provide training and technical assistance.

The National Council on Crime Delinquency (NCCD) will target two communities struggling to address the needs of immigrant families. NCCD will: implement two community collaboratives to initiate dialogue among immigrant parents, law enforcement agencies, schools, and relevant community-based organizations; develop and implement awareness and educational programs that focus on the negative consequences of gangs; increase knowledge of community resources; promote collaboration with law enforcement; and provide training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to enhance their ability to work with immigrant parents and communities.

NCCD will work with the La Clinica de la Raza (La Clinica) in Oakland, CA and South West Key (SWK) in Austin, TX to create the Immigrant Parents and Law Enforcement Promoting Community Safety Project. The project will target the unique issues of children of immigrants in developing and disseminating a crime and gang prevention awareness and educational strategy. NCCD will develop education and prevention materials designed to increase the awareness of families, communities, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and schools. La Clinica and SWK are located in the targeted communities and will facilitate the collaboration with their communities and ensure that all training materials produced are culturally appropriate.


Date Created: September 14, 2010