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New Orleans Crime Coalition and the Recovery of Greater New Orleans

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,500,000)

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 Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, through the New Orleans Crime Coalition (NOCC), to address areas of need in order to achieve reductions in violent crime. Funds will be used to address police/community relations, institutional capacity, and environmental risk factors. These factors will be addressed by improving: 1) police/community relations; 2) criminal justice information management; 3) recidivism rates for substance abusers; 4) the backlog of prosecutor case loads; 5) the use of individualized non-incarcerative sentences; and 6) juvenile delinquency prevention services.


Date Created: September 6, 2010