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Homestead Gang Intervention and Prevention Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $70,615)

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 grantee will use funds towards law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to support overtime for community police officers and gang detectives in order to saturate a target area with law enforcement officers to identify any suspected gang member and conduct surveillances and sting operations; hire a part-time Crime Prevention Education Specialist who will collaborate with other after-school programs in order to maximize the resources that are available for high risk youth; and send gang detectives to specialized gang trainings. The overall project goal is to reduce gang-related crime through these initiatives.


Date Created: August 14, 2011