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City of Belle Glade Youth Empowerment Program – Working Towards Reduction of Youth Crime and Violence in the Community

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $23,895)

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 use this JAG award to continue funding the City's Youth Empowerment Program. Funds will be used to expand the career development services for the Youth Empowerment Center (YEC) within Belle Glade. The project goals are to reduce youth gang activity and violence throughout the community.


Date Created: August 25, 2015