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City of Norfolk Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Court, and Drug Treatment Programs.

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $191,218)

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 engage more with the public, address drug treatment, and engage in community outreach programs focused on crime prevention with the youth. Funds will be used to provide overtime to officers to increase community policing. Drug treatment will be made available for inmates to provide life changing opportunities to the program participants. A counselor will be hired to facilitate individual and group counseling to assist people combating substance abuse. Finally, the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office will fund an attorney position to prosecute assigned cases as part of the Juvenile Team and engage in community outreach programs focused on crime prevention.


Date Created: August 29, 2013