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Child Sexual Predator Task Force Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $71,952)

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 the grant to support law enforcement initiatives to reduce child endangerment crime in Alachua County. Specifically, funds will be used to to employ a multi-faceted problem-oriented approach to reducing and preventing child endangerment which includes: 1) proactive multi-disciplinary partnerships conducting investigations, surveillance activities and undercover operations; 2) integrating evidence-based practices to manage registered sex offenders more effectively; and 3) enhancing community awareness through education and community partnerships. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office will coordinate their efforts with the United State Marshals Service, United States Attorney's Office, Gainesville Police Department, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Date Created: August 11, 2011