Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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 Moreno Valley will prevent and combat juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and violence in relation to gang activity in areas near Rancho Verde High School. Because of the remote location of the school, response times to criminal activity have been delayed, resulting in growing concerns among school administrators and the community. Through the grant, the Moreno Valley Police Department will fund a full time school resource officer who will provide law enforcement services for incidents involving students on or around the school campus. Overtime costs associated with policing of after school events will also be supported.