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Gang of One

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

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 Charlotte will utilize the FY 2010 funds to continue to support anti-truancy programs that target elementary, middle, and high school students through the Gang of One, Truancy Court, and community impact projects. Gang of One is the gang prevention and intervention initiative of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in partnership with local citizens and agencies and local, state, and federal law enforcement. Truancy Court is a school-based initiative that targets families who exhibit high levels of truancy and lack of compliance with North Carolina compulsory attendance laws. Community Impact Projects will be awarded to the Police Athletic League, Right Moves for Youth, and McCrorey YMCA to support programs for youth and/or families.


Date Created: September 6, 2010