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Fulton County Gang Interdiction Task Force

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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.

The County of Fulton will establish an at-risk youth gang interdiction task force at the Fulton Police Department. They will target two areas experiencing an increase in violent crime related to gang activity: the Old National Highway Corridor and the Fulton Industrial Boulevard Corridor. Task Force members will work with residents and businesses to coordinate a continuum of prevention, intervention, and suppression programs specifically geared towards improving communication and concentrating on youth demonstrating at-risk, high-risk, and gang-involved behaviors.


Date Created: September 7, 2010