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Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Education Within Public Schools

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $20,710)

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 Tarpon Springs will use the JAG award to fund the Community Officers in Public Schools (COPS) Program and prevention and education programs conducted by School Resource Officers. Funds will be used for educational supplies and crime prevention equipment. The project goals are to build trust between police officers and children, provide crime prevention and personal safety education to students who attend public schools in Tarpon Springs; reduce child victimization, injuries or death related to crime and personal safety; and to reduce injuries or death related to substance abuse.


Date Created: August 9, 2010