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Virtual Interactive Training Simulator Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $900,000)

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.

Coastline Community College will use Congressionally Recommended Awards funding to support law enforcement training efforts. Specific grant funded activities will involve the creation and administration of a training resource for state and local law enforcement agencies. The training will include virtual exercises for individuals and teams involving traffic stops, high risk warrant service, advance firearm response scenarios, less-than-lethal response, and communications. The training provided will enable effective evaluation and development of an officer's decision making abilities, and reaction to unforeseen situations.


Date Created: September 6, 2010