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Best Practices in Gang Intervention

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $46,876)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Clackamas County will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to enhance services for at-risk youth. The county's goals are to establish a community based prevention program to reduce gang activity, prevent violence and criminal activity, and develop positive relations between students and law enforcement officials. Funds will also go to support an individual and family gang treatment services program where the goals will be to serve twenty youth with intensive gang intervention treatment.


Date Created: August 19, 2010