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Youth Violence Prevention Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
West Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,522)

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 Pahokee will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds to deter youth violence and delinquent behavior. The city will implement a crime prvention program which will be centered in a safe, structured environment. The program will include educational assistance, social skills development, and recreational/leisure activities.


Date Created: August 12, 2010