Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $3,000,000)
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 Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is awarded $3,000,000 in support of the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force that was formed as a multi-jurisdictional task force created to combat gang crime in Northern Virginia and to provide prevention and intervention services to at risk and gang-involved youth. The Task Force will continue its active and proactive enforcement efforts across the Northern Virginia region and work in partnership with federal agencies to combat and prosecute organized gang and drug-related crime while at the same time continue prevention and intervention programs for the region. Prevention and intervention services will be implemented through a liaison with a multi-disciplinary regional prevention team and through a direct outreach service for youth and families.