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Gang Reduction and Youth Development Zone Program - Pacoima

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The City of Los Angeles will reduce gang crime and violence through an integrated approach of prevention, intervention, re-entry, and suppression. Efforts will be directed to the Pacoima/Foothill area of the San Fernando Valley. The area has been identified as having high levels of gang crime and activity, high numbers of youth and young adults on probation or parole, high numbers of high school dropouts and truancy rates, high rates of poverty and unemployment, and high population density. Through the grant, a community-based organization will be selected to provide intervention services, as well as increase coordination and collaboration among the community, the Los Angeles Police Department, and other stakeholders.


Date Created: September 8, 2010