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Rockdale County Gang Intervention Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

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 County of Rockdale will use their Fiscal Year 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award for a Gang Intervention Project. The project, which would be implemented and managed through the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, would improve the function of the criminal justice system by preventing gang-related crime with a community-wide, multi-pronged approach including education, intervention, information sharing, and community interaction. The goals of the Gang Intervention Project are to conduct accurate data collection related to gang activity, prevent children from being involved in street gangs, reduce the recruitment into gangs, and reduce the community impact of gang markings such as "tagging" and "graffiti".


Date Created: September 1, 2010