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Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement Gang Suppression Enforcement Program Merced Area

Award Information

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United States
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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

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 California Department of Justice, through the Bureau of Narcotics, will utilize its FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended Awards funds to support a Supervisory Special Agent position and other Special Agents to continue their 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 maximize sentences for violent crimes. Advanced investigative techniques allow GSEP teams to gather substantive evidence and key intelligence. GSEP's goal is to disrupt the organizational flow of gangs, dismantle their membership, and create a terror-free environment for the citizens of California.


Date Created: September 7, 2010