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The I-95 Domestic Preparedness Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $252,618)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The Rutgers State University will continue the I-95 Domestic Preparedness Project, a forum for police and criminal justice agencies located along the Interstate 95 corridor to discuss and improve locally-based crime and anti-terror capabilities. The purpose of the project is to: strengthen the capacity of local and state law enforcement to respond to crime and terrorism; explore policing tactics that have been successful in local crime prevention and reduction efforts in anti-terrorism activities; and, facilitate the development of stronger partnerships among policing agencies enhancing local, regional and national security.


Date Created: September 9, 2007