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FY 2010 Congressionally Selected Awards - District 11

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
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 University of Illinois at Chicago will use funds for the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention (CPVP) Project CeaseFire, a data-driven, research-based public health approach to reduce shootings and killings. CeaseFire's proven strategies for reducing violence rely on outreach and conflict mediation with the highest risk individuals, community mobilization, public education, faith leader involvement, and law enforcement participation. Funds will support the project in selected beats in Chicago Police District 11 in the West Garfield/West Humboldt Park communities and enhance cross-site efforts by violence interrupters tasked with mediating gang conflicts.


Date Created: August 16, 2010