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Secondary Prevention Strategy for At-Risk Youth

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,995)

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 Staunton will use its $10,995 JAG award to support the establishment of a secondary prevention and education program. Secondary prevention strategies are activities and services targeting young people, primarily between the ages of 7-14, who are at high risk of joining gangs. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 17, 2010