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Operation Community Commitment and Crisis Intervention

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $90,182)

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 Pawtucket will use FY 10 JAG funds towards overtime and surveillance equipment for the police department. The Pawtucket Police Department Narcotics Unit will assist with the community-based outreach program Operation Neighborhood in collaboration with Gateway Health. They will support crisis intervention of citizens with mental and emotional illness. In addition, drug and prostitution investigation efforts will also be implemented.


Date Created: September 8, 2010