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Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement Gang Suppression Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
United States
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

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 California Department of Justice will continue operations of its Gang Suppression Enforcement Program (GSEP) throughout California. GSEP deploys investigative teams which target, investigate, arrest, and prosecute gangs involved in violent crimes. Agents utilize the California Street Terrorism Enforcement Prevention Act to maximize arrests and sentences for violent crimes. The teams' advanced investigative techniques allow them to gather substantive evidence and key intelligence to meet their goals of disrupting the organizational flow of gangs, dismantling their membership, and creating a terror-free environment for the citizens of California.


Date Created: September 7, 2010