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Shoreline School Recource Officer Program (SRO)

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $18,240)

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).

The city of Shoreline will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to support a School Resource Officer (SRO), who will work with the schools to identify the specific needs of the students in the areas of violence and substance abuse. The SRO will provide training on youth gangs, violence intervention, drug identification and intervention to teachers and school staff; assist in classroom instruction by discussing topics such as substance abuse prevention, criminal and constitutional law, refusal skills, firearms awareness and safety, internet crime, and personal safety to the students; provide training opportunities to parents on relevant topics such as violence, substance abuse, and the criminal justice system; build rapport with students to show that the SRO's primary concern is their safety and security; perform law enforcement and safety assistance to the assigned schools; and mentor students to enable them to develop healthy and safe life choices and patterns.


Date Created: August 5, 2010