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Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

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.

Wake Technical Community College will utilize the FY 2010 funds to create local and regional law enforcement capacity to prevent crime and to solve crime through training in cyber crime and latent evidence procedures. The College will create eight cyber crime courses and one latent evidence course for local law enforcement. The creation of these courses will upgrade the county's capability to train and equip law enforcement professionals with the expertise they need in the field. Wake Technical Community College will use the majority of the funds for the initial curriculum development and purchase of equipment and supplies.


Date Created: September 8, 2010