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Izard County Sheriff's Department Community Law Enforcement Support Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

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 Izard County Sheriff's Department will hire and pay the salary and fringe benefits for one Sheriff's Department Deputy to be added to the department. The additional Deputy will: improve policing coverage of Izard County (including the target areas of Calico Rock, Dolph, and Franklin), deter juveniles from delinquent activities, and assist victims of crime. There has been an overall increase in drug and criminal activities in the areas of Calico Rock, Dolph, and other rural areas of Izard County; the addition of another deputy will assist the Sheriff's Department in combating the increase in drug and criminal activity.


Date Created: September 7, 2010