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CrimeSweep Prevention and Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $254,612)

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 Richmond will use funds to support the CrimeSweep Initiative. The goal of the program is to establish coordinated efforts with local and state law enforcement and criminal justice partners to increase public safety, reduce crime and the fear of crime in the city of Richmond. The Richmond Police Department will continue to work with agencies to re-brand the Cooperative Violence Reduction Partnership (CVRP). The partnership of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies, whose mission is to reduce violent crime in Richmond neighborhoods, is being re-branded as Richmond Crime Sweep.


Date Created: August 18, 2011