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The Southwest Regional Criminal Justice Computer Crime Institute (SWRCCI)

Award Information

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

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.

Dixie State College will use grant funds to support the Southwest Regional Criminal Justice Computer Crime Institute (SWRCCI). The grant funded goal is to reduce cyber crime by educating students, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, business leaders, and the public on identity theft, digital forensics, and computer fraud. SWRCCI will have state of the art technology to support its dual mission of training and operational support to law enforcement personnel investigating real cases. The region and nation will have a well trained law enforcement community, an increased capacity to investigate crime and cyber crime, raised awareness and preparedness of the private sector on critical issues regarding cyber crime and information assurance, and a model education program for criminal justice. The SWRCCI will develop and execute a plan to ensure the sustainability of the program.


Date Created: August 16, 2010