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Maryland State Police Gang Elimination Task Force Project-Year 3

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)

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 Maryland State Police will use this award to reduce the criminal activity of gangs operating in and among the states of the mid-Atlantic region. The goal of the project is to reduce criminal gang violence by improving state and local law enforcement capabilities. The funds will be used to share information among state and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The Maryland State Police will hire personnel, purchase equipment, and provide funds for training.


Date Created: September 7, 2010