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A Purpose-Driven Plan to Ignite Shared Trust, Accountability, Professionalism, Innovation and Integrity for the Richmond Police Department and the Community.

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $177,758)

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 Richmond will use the JAG funds to provide: overtime for city police officers; security for an alternative school; programs for children, youth, and adults; and leadership development training for officers to help improve their work in the field. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 21, 2016