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Anti-Public Corruption Hotline Program

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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.

Funding under this award will allow the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Inc. (MCC) to operate its Anti-Public Corruption Hotline Program which is designed to augment the capabilities of law enforcement, administrative review panels, and ethics governing authorities in developing information about governmental corruption, administrative wrongdoing and unethical behavior throughout the state of Louisiana, with an emphasis in the New Orleans metro area. The MCC will educate the public - via speaking engagements, media appearances and public service announcements - that the MCC is willing to act upon information pertaining to corrupt or unethical activity. Additionally, the program will convey a message that will serve to deter public sector employees and officials from engaging in illegal and unethical conduct. The initiative is also designed to assist local, state, and federal law enforcement and governmental agencies in ferreting out unlawful conduct and unethical activity, thereby reducing its incidence.


Date Created: September 7, 2010