Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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.
Guilford College will utilize the FY 2010 funds to enhance technical expertise in forensics. Guilford College will implement a project for adults seeking enhanced employment skills to develop the expertise to compete effectively for the new local jobs opening up in forensics. Guilford College will purchase, install, and calibrate a gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer for training clients in forensic drug identification. The clients will acquire skills in forensic drug analysis that will allow them to serve local law enforcement agencies and seek certification as drug analysts.