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NYC's Community Crime Stopper Program

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

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 Citizens for New York is recommended for $200,000 for a Community Crime Stoppers program. The applicant proposes to use funding to monitor the work of 22 volunteer community groups in New York City who will address crime and related quality of life issues that affect their communities. The goal of these partnerships is to support the leaders and community members of these 22 organizations, helping them to increase their effectiveness by working collaboratively with local law enforcement and other key service providers and to create safer neighborhoods. The project will fulfill the following objectives:

1. Assess the needs of each group to determine its ability to effectively implement its proposed project;

2. Subcontract with 22 community-based organizations, issuing grants between $5,000 and $8,000 for the purpose of enhancing neighborhood-based, anti-crime activities;

3. Ensure the continued success of these groups by providing limited technical and other related support as needed during implementation of their respective anti-crime/community improvement project.


Date Created: August 26, 2010