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City of Richmond Community Approach to Policing - Investing in Communities

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $197,967)

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 program 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 utilize the grant award to sustain community partnerships with local and state law enforcement and criminal justice partners to increase public safety, reduce crime, and engage youth and families. Funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the Police Athletic League, overtime for police for additional enforcement, conferences and trainings for Adult Drug Treatment Court staff, attorney's office staff, and officers.


Date Created: August 29, 2013