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Homeless Outreach Program and Enforcement (HOPE) Project

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, $95,000)

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 National City, through South Bay Community Services, will support the Homeless Outreach Program and Enforcement project. The initiative aims to provide the homeless with support services that address drug and alcohol treatment and domestic violence, as well as social services that include long term housing and public benefits. Project implementation will involve a partnership between South Bay Community Services, the National City Police Department, and the City Attorney's Office. Grant funds will be applied towards the salary of a full time homeless outreach liaison to be stationed at the National City Police Department. The liaison will be tasked with conducting program outreach and crisis intervention, assessment, and case management.


Date Created: September 7, 2010