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Alaska - Drug and Alchohol Interdiction Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $900,000)

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 State of Alaska will support alcohol interdiction for investigation and prosecution of bootlegging crimes as part of a statewide effort to reduce Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The Alaska Department of Public Safety will reduce the number of incidences of homicide, assault, sexual assault, suicide, and accidental death involving alcohol in local communities in Western Alaska; increase the number of illegal alcohol sales and importation cases in Western Alaska closed by arrest and/or submitted to the District Attorney's Office for prosecution; and increase the number of successful prosecutions of illegal alcohol sale and importation, and illegal shipment of alcohol through the U.S. Mail.


Date Created: August 16, 2010