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Pierce County Regional Gang PRevention Partnership

Award Information

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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.

The Safe Streets Campaign will use these funds to continue support of the Pierce County Regional Gang Prevention Initiative. Safe Streets will use this award to support key staff, fringe benefits, travel, gang trainings, prevention/intervention programs, supplies, officer overtime, investigations, strategic plan development, and evaluation. The Safe Streets Gang Prevention Program addresses the needs of gang-impacted youth in Pierce County. The program model is built on the OJJDP comprehensive gang prevention model of five key strategies and addresses youth involved with or influenced by gang culture and their families. The 5 key strategies are: (1) community mobilization, (2) creating opportunities, (3) social interventions, (4) suppression, and (5) organizational and system change.


Date Created: August 16, 2010