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San Diego County Regional Gang Enforcement Collaborative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)

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 County of San Diego County will support its regional gang enforcement collaboration initiative that aims to reduce violent crime in the north and east regions of the county. Program goals will involve standardizing the definition of gang-related crime among north and east county law enforcement agencies, identifying the mechanisms needed to capture criminal activity, increasing information sharing among north and east region law enforcement agencies and their respective partnering organizations, and conducting suppression operations that target violent and gang related crime. Specific costs applied to the grant will include the salary of law enforcement personnel involved in this initiative and costs associated with program evaluation.


Date Created: September 7, 2010