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Nevada Immigrant Resource Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)

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 Nevada, Las Vegas will use the grant funds to support the Immigrant Resource Project (NIRP). Grant funds will be used to pay personnel to conduct outreach efforts that support and improve immigrants' access to justice systems. Outreach presentations, consultations, training sessions, written materials, and direct legal services will be provided to immigrants. In conjunction with its outreach and training efforts, NIRP will develop materials and training modules for its own use and to serve as a reference and guidance to law enforcement agencies, government service providers, and other non-governmental organizations who work with immigrant communities. The goals of the project are to provide timely and accurate information to immigrant communities and community partners.


Date Created: September 6, 2010