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Youth Empowerment Centers, Afterschool Education and Crime Prevention Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $33,937)

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).

This grant will be used to continue supporting the reduction of youth-related gang violence through the operation of Youth Empowerment Centers throughout the City. Specifically, funds will be used to provide coordination and oversight of the afterschool and crime prevention programs offered through these centers. The project goals are to reduce delinquent and at-risk behaviors, and increase positive outcomes for participating youth, including consistent participation for 12 months.


Date Created: June 19, 2012