This release has been sent at the request of Alachua County Clerk of the Court J.K."Buddy" Irby
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The County's Byrne Grant Advisory Board will meet in the Sheriff’s Conference Room at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (2621 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville) on June 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. to review and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners proposals and programs to be funded by Byrne Grants.
The Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program (Byrne Formula Grant Program) is a partnership among federal, state, and local governments to create safer communities. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is authorized to award grants to states for use by states and units of local government to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system with an emphasis on violent crime and serious offenders and enforce state and local laws that establish offenses similar to those in the Federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6) et seq.).
Grants may be used to provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for more widespread apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of offenders who violate such state and local laws. Grants also may be used to provide assistance (other than compensation) to victims of these offenders. Twenty-nine legislatively authorized purpose areas were established to define the nature and scope of programs and projects that may be funded under the Byrne Formula Grant Program.
For more information on the Byrne Grant Program, click here.