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Community Meetings and Shooting Response Team (SRT)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $145,970)

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 Worcester will utilize funds to maintain important aspects of their community policing model which is based on a department-wide philosophy of service. This will be accomplished by sending police to Neighborhood Watch meetings in order to share information and hear resident concerns. Funding will also support increased involvement with the Street Violence Prevention Group/Shooting Response Team (SRT), deployed during the hours and locations identified through crime statistics.


Date Created: August 12, 2015