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Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $251,549)

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 City of Providence will use the JAG funds to reduce violent crime in the city. The city will enhance police enforcement and investigative efforts by assessing officer deployment strategies based on crime statistics, crime trends, and hot spot maps that track gun, gang, robbery, burglary, and drug-related crimes. The city will also conduct additional foot, bike, and sector car patrols. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2014