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City of Jacksonville (Duval County) Crime Prevention Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $733,382)

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 Jacksonville will use the FY 2010 JAG award to support crime prevention initiatives by distributing funds among ten Community Programs: Behavioral and Human Services Division; Victim Services Center - Intimate Violence Enhanced Services Program; Children's Mental Health Coalition - Mental Health Assessment Program; Communities in Schools - Student Enrichment Career Development; Court Administration - Dependency Drug Court; Family Nurturing Center - Safe Swaps; Gateway Community Services - Juvenile Assessment Center; Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. - Business Opportunities for Ex-Offenders; Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. - The Azalea Project; North-side Community Involvement - WIN(Working to Improve Neighborhoods); and the State Attorney - Community Prosecution Unit. These programs serve the residents of Jacksonville and Duvall County in enhancing safety and security, and providing opportunities for adult ex-offenders, victims of crime, prevention and education, drug treatment and enforcement, and community law enforcement.


Date Created: August 22, 2010