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Alabama (view all subjects for this state)

Alabama § 41-15B-2.2. Allocation of Trust Fund Revenues

(a) For each fiscal year, beginning October 1, 1999, contingent upon the Children First Trust Fund receiving tobacco revenues and upon appropriation by the Legislature, an amount of up to and including two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($225,000), or equivalent percentage of the total fund, shall be designated for the administration of the fund by the council and the Commissioner of Children's Affairs.

(b) For each fiscal year, beginning October 1, 1999, contingent upon the Children First Trust Fund receiving tobacco revenues, the remainder of the Children First Trust Fund, in the amounts provided for in Section 41-15B-2.1, shall be allocated as follows:

(2) Twenty-two percent of the fund shall be allocated to the State Board of Education to one or more of the following:

b.1. The School Safety Enhancement Program. The amount of monies available to each local board of education shall be determined by the State Board of Education based upon the second month enrollment of the preceding school year. To be eligible to initially receive a portion of the monies, each local board of education shall submit a grant application pursuant to guidelines promulgated by the State Board of Education with provisions for annual renewal of the grants. Provisions for program evaluation in order to determine effectiveness and financial accountability shall be included in the guidelines.

2. School Safety Enhancement Programs eligible for grants shall be designed to prevent or reduce violence in the schools and communities and reduce school disciplinary or safety problems. The programs shall relate to one or more of the following:

(vi) Drug, alcohol, tobacco, gang-related, or satanic worshipping-related education, prevention, detection, or enforcement programs.

Arizona (view all subjects for this state)

Arizona § 41-191.07. Street Gang Enforcement Revolving Fund; Use; Exemption From Lapsing

A. A street gang enforcement revolving fund is established consisting of monies appropriated to the fund for the purpose of funding gang prevention programs, training prosecutors and law enforcement personnel in the area of street gang prosecution and enforcement and investigating and prosecuting any offense that is concurrently charged or investigated with any offense relating to criminal street gangs. The Arizona criminal justice commission shall administer the fund under the conditions and for the purposes provided in this section. Monies in the fund are subject to legislative appropriation.

B. Monies in the fund are exempt from lapsing pursuant to section 35-190.

C. Twenty-five percent of the fund monies shall be distributed to the attorney general and seventy-five percent of the fund monies shall be distributed to the county attorneys.

D. Fund monies shall be used either to provide personnel or for the training of prosecutors and law enforcement personnel in the area of street gang enforcement and prosecution or for the investigation and prosecution of any offense described in this section.

Arizona § 41-1724. Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission Fund

A. The gang and immigration intelligence team enforcement mission fund is established consisting of monies deposited pursuant to section 11-1051 and monies appropriated by the legislature. The department shall administer the fund. Any monies distributed from the fund to a county sheriff shall go directly to the county sheriff and are not subject to any form of approval by the board of supervisors. Monies in the fund are subject to legislative appropriation.

B. Monies in the fund shall be used for employer sanctions enforcement, enforcing human smuggling and drug smuggling laws, gang and strict immigration enforcement, county jail reimbursement costs relating to illegal immigration and any other use previously authorized in an allocation made by law for the gang and immigration intelligence team enforcement mission.

C. Each year that monies are available in the fund and as soon as is practicable after July 1 of each year the first one million six hundred thousand dollars shall be allocated to a county sheriff of a county with a population of more than three million persons, then five hundred thousand dollars shall be allocated to a county sheriff of a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons but more than three hundred thousand persons and any remaining monies shall be used for agreements or contracts in accordance with subsection D of this section.

D. If the department uses monies from the fund for an agreement or contract with a city, town, county or other entity to provide services for the gang and immigration intelligence team enforcement mission, the city, town, county or other entity shall provide not less than twenty-five per cent of the cost of the services and the department shall provide not more than seventy-five per cent of personal services and employee related expenditures for each agreement or contract but may fund all capital related equipment. This subsection does not apply to a county with a population of more than three million persons or a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons but more than three hundred thousand persons.

E. The gang and immigration intelligence team enforcement mission border security and law enforcement subaccount is established consisting of monies deposited pursuant to § 12-116.04 and monies appropriated by the legislature. The department shall administer the fund. Any monies distributed from the fund to a county sheriff shall go directly to the county sheriff and are not subject to any form of approval by the board of supervisors. Monies in the subaccount are subject to legislative appropriation. Monies in the subaccount shall be used for law enforcement purposes related to border security, including border personnel, and for safety equipment that is worn or used by a peace officer who is employed by a county sheriff.

F. A law enforcement agency shall not receive any monies from the fund unless the law enforcement agency certifies each fiscal year in writing to the director of the department of public safety that the law enforcement agency is complying with § 11-1051 to the fullest extent allowed by law.

G. The department shall submit an expenditure plan to the joint legislative budget committee for review before expending any monies not identified in the department's previous expenditure plans. Within thirty days after the last day of each calendar quarter, the department shall provide a summary of quarterly and year-to-date expenditures and progress to the joint legislative budget committee, including any prior year appropriations that were nonlapsing.

Arizona § 41-2402. Drug and Gang Enforcement Account; Resource Center Fund

A. A drug and gang enforcement account is established within the criminal justice enhancement fund consisting of monies appropriated to the account by the legislature and any other monies available from other sources, public or private, to be used for the purpose of enhancing efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, adjudicate and punish drug offenders and members of criminal street gangs as defined in section 13-105.

B. The Arizona criminal justice commission shall distribute monies from the drug and gang enforcement account in the following manner:

1. Up to fifty per cent to fund law enforcement agencies approved by the commission to enhance both:

(a) The investigation of drug and gang offenses and related criminal activity.

(b) Drug and gang education and prevention programs.

2. Up to fifty per cent to fund programs and agencies approved by the commission to enhance the state, county, city or town prosecution of drug and gang offenses and related criminal activity.

3. Up to thirty per cent to fund programs and agencies approved by the commission for the purpose of enhancing the ability of the courts to process drug and gang offenses and related criminal cases, either through the appointment of judges pro tempore or the establishment of additional divisions of the courts only for the purposes of this section, enhancing defense and probation services, including treatment, and funding the drug testing program.

4. Up to thirty per cent to fund programs by county sheriffs and the state department of corrections, as approved by the commission, to enhance drug offender treatment programs and the jail operations and facilities available to detain and incarcerate drug offenders and members of criminal street gangs as defined in section 13-105.

5. Up to thirty per cent to fund programs and agencies, as approved by the commission, to enhance the integration of criminal justice records relating to drug and gang offenders and their related criminal activity.

C. Any state agency that receives monies allocated from this account shall not include such monies as part of its continuation budget base for the purpose of requesting appropriations for the following fiscal year.

D. All the monies allocated from this account shall be dedicated solely to the purpose of enhancing efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, adjudicate and punish drug and gang and related criminal offenders, except those monies allocated pursuant to subsection G of this section.

E. Notwithstanding the limitations prescribed in subsection B of this section, any federal monies or matching state monies in the drug and gang enforcement account may only be allocated by the commission pursuant to a plan approved by the federal government.

G. A resource center fund is established consisting of monies received pursuant to section 12-284.03, subsection A, paragraph 1 and section 41-178 and all monies received from public or private gifts, grants or other sources, excluding federal monies and monies to be passed through to other entities, to be used solely for the purpose of funding the Arizona youth survey. Monies in the fund are subject to legislative appropriation. Any monies unexpended or unencumbered on June 30 of each year shall not be subsequently expended or encumbered unless reappropriated. No monies in the drug and gang enforcement account except those received pursuant to this subsection shall be used to fund the Arizona youth survey. Monies that are expended pursuant to this subsection are subject to the reporting requirements prescribed in section 41-617.01.

California (view all subjects for this state)

California Pen Code § 13825. State Graffiti Clearinghouse

The State Graffiti Clearinghouse is hereby created in the Office of Emergency Services. The State Graffiti Clearinghouse shall do all of the following, subject to federal funding:

(a) Assess and estimate the present costs to state and local agencies for graffiti abatement.

(b) Award grants to state and local agencies that have demonstrated implementation of effective graffiti reduction and abatement programs.

(c) Receive and disburse funds to effectuate the purposes of the clearinghouse.

California Pen Code § 13825.3. Disbursement of Program Funds; Requests for Funding Proposals; Program Evaluation; Legislative Report

All funds made available to the Department of Justice for purposes of this chapter shall be disbursed in accordance with this chapter to community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies that comply with the program requirements of Section 13825.4 and the funding criteria of Section 13825.5 of this chapter.

(a) Funds disbursed under this chapter may enhance but shall not supplant local, state, or federal funds that would, in the absence of the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program, be made available for the prevention or intervention of youth involvement in gangs, crime, or violence.

(b) The applicant community-based organization or nonprofit agency may enter into interagency agreements between it and a fiscal agent that will allow the fiscal agent to manage the funds awarded to the community-based organization or nonprofit agency.

(c) Before April 15, 1998, the department shall prepare and file administrative guidelines and procedures for the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program consistent with this chapter.

(d) Before July 1, 1998, the department shall issue a "request for funding proposal" that informs applicants of the purposes and availability of funds to be awarded under this chapter and solicits proposals from community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies to provide services consistent with this chapter.

(e) The department shall conduct an evaluation of the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program after two years of program operation and each year thereafter, for purposes of identifying the effectiveness and results of the program. The evaluation shall be conducted by staff or an independent body that has experience in evaluating programs operated by community-based organizations or nonprofit agencies.

(f) After two years of program operation, and each year thereafter, the department shall prepare and submit an annual report to the Legislature describing in detail the operation of the program and the results obtained from the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program receiving funds under this chapter. The report shall also list the full costs applicable to the department for processing and reviewing applications, and for administering the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program. The department shall be required to submit an annual report to the Legislature only in years in which the California Gang, Crime, and Violence Prevention Partnership Program receives funds under this chapter.

California Pen Code § 13825.4. Utilization of Funds by Community-Based Organization and Nonprofit Agencies; Prevention and Intervention Efforts

Community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies that receive funds under this chapter shall utilize the funds to provide services and activities designed to prevent or deter at-risk youth from participating in gangs, criminal activity, or violent behavior.

(b) Funds allocated under this chapter may not be used for services or activities related to suppression, law enforcement, incarceration, or other purposes not related to the prevention and deterrence of gangs, crime, and violence.

Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent funds allocated under this chapter from being used for violence prevention and gang crime deterrence services provided by community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies to youths incarcerated in juvenile detention facilities.

(c) Services and activities provided with funds under this chapter shall be used for at-risk youth who are defined as persons from age 5 to 20 years of age and who fall into one or more of the following categories:

(8) Are current or former gang members.

(9) Have one or more family members living at home who are current or former members of a gang.

(d) Except as provided in subdivision (e), in carrying out a program of prevention and intervention services and activities with funds received under this chapter, community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies shall do all of the following.

(3) Follow the public health model approach in developing and carrying out a program to prevent, deter or reduce youth gangs, crime or violence by (A) identifying risk factors of the particular population to be targeted, (B) implementing protective factors to prevent or reduce gangs, crime or violence in the particular community to be serviced, and (C) designing community guidelines for prevention and intervention.

(7) Objectively evaluate the effectiveness of their services and activities to determine changes in attitudes or behaviors of the at-risk youth being served under this chapter towards gangs, crime, and violence.

California Pen Code § 13825.5. Funding Eligibility Requirements; Request for Funding Proposal

To be eligible for funding under this chapter, community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies shall submit a request for funding proposal in compliance with this chapter to conduct a program that meets the requirements of Section 13825.4. The Department of Justice shall establish the minimum standards, funding schedules, and procedures for awarding grants that shall take into consideration, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a) A demonstrated showing of at least two years of experience in administering a program providing prevention or prevention and intervention services that have positively affected the attitudes or behaviors of at-risk youth, as defined in this chapter, toward gangs, crime, or violence.

(b) New programs, services, or staff that would augment the existing programs, services, and activities already being provided the community-based organization or nonprofit agency.

(c) The size of the eligible at-risk youth population that would be served by the community-based organization or nonprofit agency.

(d) The likelihood that the program will continue to operate after state grant funding ends.

(e) The ability of the community-based organization or nonprofit agency to objectively evaluate itself and a demonstrated showing of its plan to evaluate itself if funds are awarded. For purposes of this chapter, community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies do not include libraries, community service organizations, and city, county, and state-operated departments of parks and recreation.

California Pen Code § 13826.1. (Operation contingent) Gang Violence Suppression Program; Use of funds

(a) There is hereby established in the Board of State and Community Corrections, the Gang Violence Suppression Program, a program of financial and technical assistance for district attorneys' offices, local law enforcement agencies, county probation departments, school districts, county offices of education, or any consortium thereof, and community-based organizations which are primarily engaged in the suppression of gang violence.

(b) Funds made available pursuant to this chapter are intended to ensure the highest quality provision of services and to reduce unnecessary duplication. Funds disbursed under this chapter shall not supplant local funds that would, in the absence of the Gang Violence Suppression Program, be made available to support the activities set forth in this chapter. Funds awarded under this program as local assistance grants shall not be subject to review as specified in Section 10295 of the Public Contract Code.

California Pen Code § 13826.5. (Operation Contingent) Implementation of Activities by County Probation Departments

County probation departments receiving funding under this chapter shall strictly enforce court-ordered conditions of probation for gang members.

(a) County probation departments supported under the Gang Violence Suppression Program may implement the following activities:

(1) A Gang Violence Intensive Supervision Unit dealing with gang members may be established.

(2) Criteria used to determine which probationer may be assigned to the Gang Violence Intensive Supervision Unit may be approved by the district attorney having a Gang Violence Prosecution Unit described in Section 13826.2.

(3) County probation departments are encouraged to inform probationers whose cases are assigned to the intensive supervision unit of what types of behavior are prescribed or forbidden. The counties are encouraged to provide notice in both oral and written form.

(4) County probation departments are encouraged to inform probationers whose cases are assigned to the intensive supervision unit, in writing, that all court-ordered conditions of probation will be strictly enforced.

(5) County probation departments are encouraged to ensure that deputy probation officers in the intensive supervision unit have reduced probationer caseloads and coordinate their supervision efforts with law enforcement and prosecution personnel. The coordination is encouraged to include informing law enforcement and prosecution personnel of the conditions set for probationers and of the strict enforcement procedures to be implemented.

(6) Deputy probation officers in the intensive supervision unit are encouraged to coordinate with the district attorney in ensuring that court-ordered conditions of probation are consistently enforced.

(7) Intensive supervision unit deputy probation officers are encouraged to coordinate, whenever feasible, with community-based organizations in seeking to ensure that probationers adhere to their court-ordered conditions.

(b) County probation departments may implement the California TEAM (Together Each Achieves More) Sports Camp Program, as described in Article 23.5 (commencing with Section 875) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

California Pen Code § 13826.11. Legislative Findings and Declarations;

(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares the following:

(1) There is a greater threat to public safety resulting from gang- and drug-related activity in and near California's inner cities.

(2) Young people, especially at-risk youth, are more vulnerable to gang- and drug-related activity during the potentially unsupervised hours between the end of school and the time their parents or guardians return home from work.

(3) Without local prevention and treatment efforts, hard drugs will continue to threaten and destroy families and communities in and near the inner cities. Drug-related violence may then escalate dramatically in every community, and thereby burden the criminal justice system to the point that it cannot function effectively.

(4) Los Angeles currently leads the nation in the number of gang members and gang sites, the consumption of drugs, the amount of drugs confiscated, drug-related violent crimes, and has the greatest number of young people between 6 and 18 years of age who are "at risk."

(5) It is the intent of the Legislature that a pilot program, the "After School Alternative Program" (ASAP), be established and implemented within a specified Los Angeles community. This community program would utilize the public schools, businesses, and community facilities to provide supportive programs and activities to young people during the time between the end of school and the return home of their parents or guardians (from approximately 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

California Pen Code § 13826.15. Legislative Findings and Declarations; Priority; Special Considerations for Rural and Suburban Counties

(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the implementation of the Gang Violence Suppression Program, as provided in this chapter, has made a positive impact in the battle against crimes committed by gang members in California.

(b) The Legislature further finds and declares that the program, when it was originally created in 1981, provided financial and technical assistance only for district attorneys' offices. Since that time, however, the provisions of the program have been amended by the Legislature to enable additional public entities and community-based organizations to participate in the program.

California Pen Code § 13826.65. School Districts, County Offices of Education, or Any Consortium Thereof; Duties; Activities That Are Encouraged

School districts, county offices of education, or any consortium thereof, receiving funding under this chapter shall develop or adopt and implement a gang violence prevention curriculum, provide gang violence prevention and intervention services for school-aged children, and shall be encouraged to do all of the following:

(a) Establish a local steering committee comprised of representatives of each local program funded under this chapter, corporations, small businesses, and other appropriate local, county, and community organization knowledgeable in the area of youth gang violence.

(b) Develop and distribute information concerning parent education and parenting classes, including methods whereby parents may recognize youth gang involvement.

(c) Identify and utilize the resources of appropriate community-based organizations involved in the coordination of after school activities for school-aged youth.

(d) Establish contact between positive role models and youth involved in gang activity through adopt-a-youth programs and similar programs.

(e) Incorporate into gang prevention activities references to the relationship between drug abuse and gang violence.

(f) Develop partnerships between schools and businesses for the purpose of enhancing pupil achievement through such methods as tutorial services, field trips, role modeling, and other supportive services.

(g) Develop methods of assuring followup services for children receiving the initial gang violence prevention and intervention services.

District of Columbia (view all subjects for this state)

District of Columbia § 42-3141.08. Graffiti Abatement Fund

(a)(1) There is established as a nonlapsing fund in the Graffiti Abatement Fund (“Fund”), into which shall be deposited:

(A) All fines, penalties, interest, charges and costs, including abatement costs, assessed and collected pursuant to this chapter;

(B) Any funds in the Graffiti Trust Fund, established by 22-3312.03a(g), on the day before September 18, 2010; and

(C) Any civil fines collected as penalties under 22-3312.04.

(2) The deposit of these monies shall be subject to the requirements of 42-3141.09(b).

(b) All funds deposited into the Fund, and any interest earned on those funds, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in subsection (c) of this section without regard to fiscal year limitation, subject to authorization by Congress.

(c) The Fund shall be used to offset the costs of implementing this chapter, the costs of graffiti abatement and prevention, and the costs of the Office of Administrative Hearings under this chapter.

(d) The Mayor shall submit to the Council an annual statement of the Fund’s receipts and disbursements for the preceding year.

Florida (view all subjects for this state)

Florida § 943.031. Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council

(1) Findings.--The Legislature finds that there is a need to develop and implement a statewide strategy to address violent criminal activity, including crimes committed by criminal gangs, and drug control efforts by state and local law enforcement agencies, including investigations of illicit money laundering. In recognition of this need, the Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council is created within the department. The council shall serve in an advisory capacity to the department.

(5) Duties of council.--Subject to funding provided to the department by the Legislature, the council shall provide advice and make recommendations, as necessary, to the executive director of the department.

(a) The council may advise the executive director on the feasibility of undertaking initiatives which include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Establishing a program that provides grants to criminal justice agencies that develop and implement effective violent crime prevention and investigative programs and which provides grants to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of drug control, criminal gang, and illicit money laundering investigative efforts or task force efforts that are determined by the council to significantly contribute to achieving the state's goal of reducing drug-related crime, that represent significant criminal gang investigative efforts, that represent a significant illicit money laundering investigative effort, or that otherwise significantly support statewide strategies developed by the Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council established under s. 397.333, subject to the limitations provided in this section. The grant program may include an innovations grant program to provide startup funding for new initiatives by local and state law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime or to implement drug control, criminal gang, or illicit money laundering investigative efforts or task force efforts by law enforcement agencies, including, but not limited to, initiatives such as:

a. Providing enhanced community-oriented policing.

b. Providing additional undercover officers and other investigative officers to assist with violent crime investigations in emergency situations.

c. Providing funding for multiagency or statewide drug control, criminal gang, or illicit money laundering investigative efforts or task force efforts that cannot be reasonably funded completely by alternative sources and that significantly contribute to achieving the state's goal of reducing drug-related crime, that represent significant criminal gang investigative efforts, that represent a significant illicit money laundering investigative effort, or that otherwise significantly support statewide strategies developed by the Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council established under s. 397.333.

2. Expanding the use of automated biometric identification systems at the state and local levels.

3. Identifying methods to prevent violent crime.

4. Identifying methods to enhance multiagency or statewide drug control, criminal gang, or illicit money laundering investigative efforts or task force efforts that significantly contribute to achieving the state's goal of reducing drug-related crime, that represent significant criminal gang investigative efforts, that represent a significant illicit money laundering investigative effort, or that otherwise significantly support statewide strategies developed by the Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council established under s. 397.333.

5. Enhancing criminal justice training programs that address violent crime, drug control, illicit money laundering investigative techniques, or efforts to control and eliminate criminal gangs.

6. Developing and promoting crime prevention services and educational programs that serve the public, including, but not limited to:

a. Enhanced victim and witness counseling services that also provide crisis intervention, information referral, transportation, and emergency financial assistance.

b. A well-publicized rewards program for the apprehension and conviction of criminals who perpetrate violent crimes.

7. Enhancing information sharing and assistance in the criminal justice community by expanding the use of community partnerships and community policing programs. Such expansion may include the use of civilian employees or volunteers to relieve law enforcement officers of clerical work in order to enable the officers to concentrate on street visibility within the community.

(b) The full council shall:

1. Receive periodic reports from regional violent crime investigation and statewide drug control strategy implementation coordinating teams which relate to violent crime trends or the investigative needs or successes in the regions, including discussions regarding the activity of significant criminal gangs in the region, factors, and trends relevant to the implementation of the statewide drug strategy, and the results of drug control and illicit money laundering investigative efforts funded in part by the council.

2. Maintain and use criteria for the disbursement of funds from the Violent Crime Investigative Emergency and Drug Control Strategy Implementation Account or any other account from which the council may disburse proactive investigative funds as may be established within the Department of Law Enforcement Operating Trust Fund or other appropriations provided to the Department of Law Enforcement by the Legislature in the General Appropriations Act. The criteria shall allow for the advancement of funds to reimburse agencies regarding violent crime investigations as approved by the full council and the advancement of funds to implement proactive drug control strategies or significant criminal gang investigative efforts as authorized by the Drug Control Strategy and Criminal Gang Committee or the Victim and Witness Protection Review Committee. Regarding violent crime investigation reimbursement, an expedited approval procedure shall be established for rapid disbursement of funds in violent crime emergency situations.

(c) As used in this section, “significant criminal gang investigative efforts” eligible for proactive funding must involve at a minimum an effort against a known criminal gang that:

1. Involves multiple law enforcement agencies.

2. Reflects a dedicated significant investigative effort on the part of each participating agency in personnel, time devoted to the investigation, and agency resources dedicated to the effort.

3. Reflects a dedicated commitment by a prosecuting authority to ensure that cases developed by the investigation will be timely and effectively prosecuted.

4. Demonstrates a strategy and commitment to dismantling the criminal gang via seizures of assets, significant money laundering and organized crime investigations and prosecutions, or similar efforts.

The council may require satisfaction of additional elements, to include reporting criminal investigative and criminal intelligence information related to criminal gang activity and members in a manner required by the department, as a prerequisite for receiving proactive criminal gang funding.

(6) Drug Control Strategy and Criminal Gang Committee.--

(a) The Drug Control Strategy and Criminal Gang Committee is created within the Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council, consisting of the following council members:

1. The Attorney General or a designate.

2. The designate of the executive director of the Department of Law Enforcement.

3. The secretary of the Department of Corrections or a designate.

4. The director of the Office of Planning and Budgeting in the Executive Office of the Governor or a designate.

5. The state attorney, the two sheriffs, and the two chiefs of police, or their designates.

(b) Subject to funding provided to the department by the Legislature, the committee shall review and approve all requests for disbursement of funds from the Violent Crime Investigative Emergency and Drug Control Strategy Implementation Account within the Department of Law Enforcement Operating Trust Fund and from other appropriations provided to the department by the Legislature in the General Appropriations Act. An expedited approval procedure shall be established for rapid disbursement of funds in violent crime emergency situations. Committee meetings may be conducted by conference call, teleconferencing, or similar technology.

(c) Those receiving any proactive funding provided by the council through the committee shall be required to report the results of the investigations to the council once the investigation has been completed. The committee shall also require ongoing status reports on ongoing investigations using such findings in its closed sessions and may require a recipient to return all or any portion of unexpended proactive funds to the council.

(8) Victim and Witness Protection Review Committee.--

(a) The Victim and Witness Protection Review Committee is created within the Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council, consisting of the statewide prosecutor or a state attorney, a sheriff, a chief of police, and the designee of the executive director of the Department of Law Enforcement. The committee shall be appointed from the membership of the council by the chair of the council after the chair has consulted with the executive director of the Department of Law Enforcement. Committee members shall meet in conjunction with the meetings of the council or at other times as required by the department and the chair. The committee meetings may be conducted by conference call, teleconferencing, or similar technology.

(b) Subject to funding provided to the department by the Legislature, the committee shall:

1. Maintain and use criteria for disbursing funds to reimburse law enforcement agencies for costs associated with providing victim and witness temporary protective or temporary relocation services.

2. Review and approve or deny, in whole or in part, all reimbursement requests submitted by law enforcement agencies.

(c) The lead law enforcement agency providing victim or witness protective or temporary relocation services pursuant to the provisions of s. 914.25 may submit a request for reimbursement to the Victim and Witness Protection Review Committee in a format approved by the committee. The lead law enforcement agency shall submit such reimbursement request on behalf of all law enforcement agencies that cooperated in providing protective or temporary relocation services related to a particular criminal investigation or prosecution. As part of the reimbursement request, the lead law enforcement agency must indicate how any reimbursement proceeds will be distributed among the agencies that provided protective or temporary relocation services.

(d) The committee, in its discretion, may use funds available to the committee to provide all or partial reimbursement to the lead law enforcement agency for such costs, or may decline to provide any reimbursement.

Florida § 985.605. Prevention Service Program; Monitoring; Uniform Performance Measures

(1) The department's prevention service program shall monitor all state-funded programs, grants, appropriations, or activities that are designed to prevent juvenile crime, delinquency, gang membership, or status offense behaviors and all state-funded programs, grants, appropriations, or activities that are designed to prevent a child from becoming a “child in need of services,” as defined in chapter 984, in order to inform the Governor and the Legislature concerning efforts designed to further the policy of the state concerning juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, consistent with ss. 984.02 and 985.02.

(2) The department shall expend funds related to the prevention of juvenile delinquency in a manner consistent with the policies expressed in ss. 984.02 and 985.02. The department shall expend said funds in a manner that maximizes public accountability and ensures the documentation of outcomes.

(a) All entities that receive or use state moneys to fund juvenile delinquency prevention services through contracts or grants with the department shall design the programs providing such services to further one or more of the following strategies:

1. Encouraging youth to attend school, which may include special assistance and tutoring to address deficiencies in academic performance and collecting outcome data to reveal the number of days youth attended school while participating in the program.

2. Engaging youth in productive and wholesome activities during nonschool hours that build positive character, instill positive values, or enhance educational experiences and collecting outcome data to reveal the number of youths who are arrested during nonschool hours while participating in the program.

3. Encouraging youth to avoid the use of violence and collecting outcome data to reveal the number of youths who are arrested for crimes involving violence while participating in the program.

4. Assisting youth to acquire skills needed to find meaningful employment, which may include assistance in finding a suitable employer for the youth and collecting outcome data to reveal the number of youths who obtain and maintain employment for at least 180 days.

(b) The department shall develop an outcome measure for each program strategy specified in paragraph (a) that logically relates to the risk factor addressed by the strategy.

(c) All entities that receive or use state moneys to fund the juvenile delinquency prevention services through contracts or grants with the department shall, as a condition of receipt of state funds, provide the department with personal demographic information concerning all participants in the service sufficient to allow the department to verify criminal or delinquent history information, school attendance or academic information, employment information, or other requested performance information

Florida § 985.606. Prevention Services Providers; Performance Data Collection; Reporting

Each state agency or entity that receives or uses state appropriations to fund programs, grants, appropriations, or activities that are designed to prevent juvenile crime, delinquency, gang membership, status offenses, or that are designed to prevent a child from becoming a “child in need of services,” as defined in chapter 984, shall collect data relative to the performance of such activities and shall provide said data to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House no later than January 31st of each year for the preceding fiscal year.

Georgia (view all subjects for this state)

Georgia § 16-15-10. Criminal Street Gang Reward Fund

There shall be established as part of the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of the State of Georgia the Criminal Street Gang Reward Fund. The chief of police, sheriff, or chairperson of any county governing authority may request the posting of up to a $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in criminal gang activity that leads to the death or maiming of another person or property damage in the amount of $2,500.00 or more.

Illinois (view all subjects for this state)

Illinois § 20 ILCS 2605/55a. Powers and Duties

(A) The Department of State Police shall have the following powers and duties, and those set forth in Sections 55a-1 through 55c [20 ILCS 2605/55a-1 through 20 ILCS 2605/55c]:

16. To assist victims and witnesses in gang crime prosecutions through the administration of funds appropriated from the Gang Violence Victims and Witnesses Fund to the Department. Such funds shall be appropriated to the Department and shall only be used to assist victims and witnesses in gang crime prosecutions and such assistance may include any of the following:

(a) temporary living costs;

(b) moving expenses;

(c) closing costs on the sale of private residence;

(d) first month's rent;

(e) security deposits;

(f) apartment location assistance;

(g) other expenses which the Department considers appropriate; and

(h) compensation for any loss of or injury to real or personal property resulting from a gang crime to a maximum of $ 5,000, subject to the following provisions:

(1) in the case of loss of property, the amount of compensation shall be measured by the replacement cost of similar or like property which has been incurred by and which is substantiated by the property owner,

(2) in the case of injury to property, the amount of compensation shall be measured by the cost of repair incurred and which can be substantiated by the property owner,

(3) compensation under this provision is a secondary source of compensation and shall be reduced by any amount the property owner receives from any other source as compensation for the loss or injury, including, but not limited to, personal insurance coverage,

(4) no compensation may be awarded if the property owner was an offender or an accomplice of the offender, or if the award would unjustly benefit the offender or offenders, or an accomplice of the offender or offenders.

No victim or witness may receive such assistance if he or she is not a part of or fails to fully cooperate in the prosecution of gang crime members by law enforcement authorities.

Illinois § 20 ILCS 2605/2605-35. Division of Operations (formerly Criminal Investigation)

(b) There is hereby established in the Division of Operations the Office of Coordination of Gang Prevention, hereafter referred to as the Office.

The Office shall consult with units of local government and school districts to assist them in gang control activities and to administer a system of grants to units of local government and school districts that, upon application, have demonstrated a workable plan to reduce gang activity in their area. The grants shall not include reimbursement for personnel, nor shall they exceed 75% of the total request by any applicant. The grants may be calculated on a proportional basis, determined by funds available to the Department for this purpose. The Department has the authority to promulgate appropriate rules and regulations to administer this program.

The Office shall establish mobile units of trained personnel to respond to gang activities.

The Office shall also consult with and use the services of religious leaders and other celebrities to assist in gang control activities.

The Office may sponsor seminars, conferences, or any other educational activity to assist communities in their gang crime control activities.

Illinois § 20 ILCS 2605/2605-420. Assisting Victims and Witnesses of Gang Crime

To assist victims and witnesses in gang crime prosecutions through the administration of funds appropriated from the Gang Violence Victims and Witnesses Fund to the Department. Those funds shall be appropriated to the Department and shall only be used to assist victims and witnesses in gang crime prosecutions. The assistance may include any of the following:

(1) Temporary living costs.

(2) Moving expenses.

(3) Closing costs on the sale of a private residence.

(4) First month's rent.

(5) Security deposits.

(6) Apartment location assistance.

(7) Other expenses that the Department considers appropriate.

(8) Compensation for any loss of or injury to real or personal property resulting from a gang crime to a maximum of $ 5,000, subject to the following provisions:

(A) In the case of loss of property, the amount of compensation shall be measured by the replacement cost of similar or like property that has been incurred by and that is substantiated by the property owner.

(B) In the case of injury to property, the amount of compensation shall be measured by the cost of repair incurred and that can be substantiated by the property owner.

(C) Compensation under this provision is a secondary source of compensation and shall be reduced by any amount the property owner receives from any other source as compensation for the loss or injury, including, but not limited to, personal insurance coverage.

(D) No compensation may be awarded if the property owner was an offender or an accomplice of the offender or if the award would unjustly benefit the offender or offenders or an accomplice of the offender or offenders.

No victim or witness may receive assistance under this Section if he or she is not a part of or fails to fully cooperate in the prosecution of gang crime members by law enforcement authorities.

Illinois § 30 ILCS 105/8p. State Police Streetgang-Related Crime Fund

(a) The State Police Streetgang-Related Crime Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury.

(b) All moneys collected and payable to the Department of State Police under Section 5-9-1.19 of the Unified Code of Corrections shall be deposited into the State Police Streetgang-Related Crime Fund and shall be appropriated to and administered by the Department of State Police for operations and initiatives to combat and prevent streetgang-related crime.

(c) The State Police Streetgang-Related Crime Fund shall not be subject to administrative chargebacks.

Illinois § 725 ILCS 172/5-20. Gang Crime Witness Protection Fund. (Repealed July 1, 2012)

(For postponed repeal of this Act, see 725 ILCS 172/5-30)

There is created in the State Treasury the Gang Crime Witness Protection Fund into which shall be deposited appropriated funds, grants, or other funds made available to the Department of State Police to assist State's Attorneys and the Attorney General in protecting victims and witnesses who are aiding in the prosecution of perpetrators of gang crime and appropriate related persons.

Illinois § 725 ILCS 173/15. Funding

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall adopt rules for the implementation of the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program. Assistance shall be subject to the following limitations:

(a) Funds shall be limited to payment of the following:

(1) temporary living costs;

(2) moving expenses;

(3) rent;

(4) security deposits; and

(5) other appropriate expenses of relocation or transition;

(b) Approval of applications made by State's Attorneys shall be conditioned upon county funding for costs at a level of at least 25%, unless this requirement is waived by the administrator, in accordance with adopted rules, for good cause shown;

(c) Counties providing assistance consistent with the limitations in this Act may apply for reimbursement of up to 75% of their costs; and

(d) No more than 50% of funding available in any given fiscal year may be used for costs associated with any single county.

(e) Before the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority distributes moneys from the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund as provided in this Section, it shall retain 2% of those moneys for administrative purposes.

Illinois § 725 ILCS 173/20. Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund

There is created in the State Treasury the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund into which shall be deposited appropriated funds, grants, or other funds made available to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to assist State's Attorneys and the Attorney General in protecting victims and witnesses who are aiding in the prosecution of perpetrators of gang crime, and appropriate related persons. Within 30 days after the effective date of this Act, all moneys in the Gang Crime Witness Protection Fund shall be transferred into the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund.

Indiana (view all subjects for this state)

Indiana § 5-2-6-22. Gang Crime Witness Protection Fund Established.

(a) The gang crime witness protection fund is established. The institute shall administer the fund.

(b) The fund consists of:

(1) Money identified and obtained by the institute under subsection (d);

(2) Appropriations made to the fund by the general assembly; and

(3) Grants, gifts, and donations to the fund.

(c) The institute shall use money in the fund for costs described in section 21(b) [IC 5-2-6-21(b)] of this chapter.

(d) The institute shall identify and obtain grants and other funds that can be used to fund the gang crime witness protection program under section 21 [IC 5-2-6-21] of this chapter.

(e) Money in the gang crime witness protection fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.

Indiana § 20-20-30-9. Establishment and Administration of Fund (Repealed)

(a) The anti-gang counseling pilot program fund is established to provide grants to participating school corporations to establish and operate the school corporation's pilot project.

(b) The department shall administer the fund.

(c) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.

(d) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested.

Louisiana (view all subjects for this state)

Louisiana § 15:1429. Grant Application Procedures

A. An entity may apply for an annual juvenile delinquency and gang prevention program grant, which may be renewed for up to two additional years, if funding is available, by submitting a grant proposal for funding or continued funding to the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board by December 1, 1993, and by May first every year thereafter. The commission shall establish the grant application procedures, giving priority consideration to proposals which include a youth and street gang prevention component. In order to be considered for funding, the grant proposal shall include the following assurances and information:

(1) A letter from the chairman of the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board of the district confirming that the grant application has been reviewed and approved and that it conforms to the district's delinquency prevention plan as developed by the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board.

(2) A rationale and description of the program and the services to be provided, including goals and objectives.

(3) A method of identification for the appropriate clients in the program.

(4) Provisions for the participation of parents and custodians in the program.

(5) Coordination with other community-based and social service prevention efforts such as drug and alcohol abuse prevention, dropout prevention, and child abuse prevention, including hotlines and volunteers who serve the target neighborhood.

(6) An evaluation component to measure the effectiveness of the program in accordance with the provisions.

(7) A program budget, including the amount of local resources committed to the budget.

(8) The necessary program staff.

B. The department shall consider the following in awarding such grants:

(1) The number of juvenile arrests within the geographical area to be served by the program. Those geographical areas with the highest number of juvenile arrests shall have priority for selection.

(2) The extent to which the program targets high-juvenile-crime neighborhoods and those public schools serving juveniles from high-crime neighborhoods.

(3) The validity and cost-effectiveness of the program.

(4) The degree to which the program is located in and managed by local leaders of the target neighborhoods and public schools serving the target neighborhoods.

C. The commission and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board shall make available to anyone wishing to apply for such a grant information on all of the criteria to be used by the commission and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board in the selection of the proposals for funding pursuant to the provisions of this Section.

D. The commission and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board shall review all program proposals submitted. Entities submitting proposals shall be notified of approval by March 2, 1994, for the 1993-1994 Fiscal Year and by September first of every fiscal year thereafter.

E. Each entity which is awarded a grant as provided for in this Chapter shall submit an annual evaluation report to the chairman of the commission and the chairman of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board, and the chairman of the Juvenile Delinquency and Gang Prevention Advisory Board, by a date subsequent to the end of the contract period established by the commission, documenting the extent to which the program objectives have been met, the effect of the program on the juvenile arrest rate, and any other information required by the commission.

F. The commission may promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this Chapter.

Minnesota (view all subjects for this state)

Minnesota § 126C.44. Safe Schools Levy

(a) Each district may make a levy on all taxable property located within the district for the purposes specified in this section. The maximum amount which may be levied for all costs under this section shall be equal to $36 multiplied by the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school year. The proceeds of the levy must be reserved and used for directly funding the following purposes or for reimbursing the cities and counties that contract with the district for the following purposes:

(1) to pay the costs incurred for the salaries, benefits, and transportation costs of peace officers and sheriffs for liaison in services in the district's schools;

(2) to pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention program as defined in section 609.101, subdivision 3, paragraph (e), in the elementary schools;

(3) to pay the costs for a gang resistance education training curriculum in the district's schools;

(4) to pay the costs for security in the district's schools and on school property;

(5) to pay the costs for other crime prevention, drug abuse, student and staff safety, and violence prevention measures taken by the school district;

(6) to pay costs for licensed school counselors, licensed school nurses, licensed school social workers, licensed school psychologists, and licensed alcohol and chemical dependency counselors to help provide early response problems;

(7) to pay for facility security enhancements including laminated glass, public announcement systems, emergency communications devices, and equipment and facility modifications related to violence prevention and facility security;

(8) to pay for costs associated with improving the school climate; or

(9) to pay costs for colocating and collaborating with mental health professionals who are not district employees or contractors.

(b) For expenditures under paragraph (a), clause (1), the district must initially attempt to contract for services to be provided by peace officers or sheriffs with the police department of each city or the sheriff's department of the county within the district containing the school receiving the services. If a local police department or a county sheriff's department does not wish to provide the necessary services, the district may contract for these services with any other police or sheriff's department located entirely or partially within the school district's boundaries.

(c) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may include in its authority under this section the costs associated with safe schools activities authorized under paragraph (a) for intermediate school district programs. This authority must not exceed $10 times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units of the member districts. This authority is in addition to any other authority authorized under this section. Revenue raised under this paragraph must be transferred to the intermediate school district.

EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2015 and later.

Minnesota § 145.958. Youth Violence Prevention

Subd 1. Definition

For purposes of this section, “at-risk youth” means adolescents and teenagers who are likely to be a threat to the health and well-being of themselves or others through gang involvement, alcohol and drug use, unsafe sexual activity, dropping out of school, or through violence and other criminal activity.

Subd. 2. Violence prevention programs for at-risk youth

(a) Community-based violence prevention programs may apply to the commissioner of health for technical assistance. The programs must be community-based efforts serving at-risk youth and must work in collaboration with local schools, law enforcement agencies, faith communities, and community groups to provide a comprehensive approach to reducing youth violence by addressing the needs of at-risk youth.

(b) The programs must:

(1) ensure that there are trusted adults serving as role models and mentors for at-risk youth;

(2) intervene at the first signs that a youth may be at risk and strive to rehabilitate youth who are already involved in violence;

(3) work to strengthen families;

(4) work with schools in order to keep students engaged and help them prepare for higher education or job training; and

(5) teach self-respect and respect of others so that unsafe and unhealthy behaviors may be avoided.

(c) Violence prevention programs may include, but are not limited to:

(1) mentorship;

(2) job placement and support;

(3) youth violence prevention training;

(4) parent and family intervention and teaching parenting skills;

(5) school-related initiative involving police liaison officers, youth leadership, peer mediation systems, after-school activities, and intervention in truancy cases;

(6) chemical dependency and mental health intervention, screening, and assessment;

(7) assisting juvenile offenders in reconnecting with families and reintegrating into the community;

(8) working with youth to prevent sexual violence;

(9) working with youth to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; and

(10) a youth helpline and street outreach workers to connect youth with needed services.

Minnesota § 299A.63. Weed and Seed Grant Program

Subd 1. Establishment

A grant program is established under the administration of the commissioner of public safety to assist local communities in their efforts to eradicate violent crime, illegal drug activity, and illegal gang activity in targeted neighborhoods, and to revitalize these targeted neighborhoods economically and physically.

Minnesota § 299A.296. Community Crime Prevention Programs; Grants

Subd 1. Programs

The commissioner shall, in consultation with the chemical abuse and violence prevention council, administer a grant program to fund community-based programs that are designed to enhance the community’s sense of personal security and to assist the community in its crime control and prevention efforts. Examples of qualifying programs include, but are not limited to, the following:

(3) Community-based programs designed to discourage young people from involvement in unlawful drug or street gang activities, such as neighborhood youth centers;

(13) Programs for mentoring at-risk youth, including youth at risk of gang involvement; and

Mississippi (view all subjects for this state)

Mississippi § 37-3-82. Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools Grant Program

(1) There is hereby established the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program in the State Department of Education to provide funding, pursuant to specific appropriation by the Legislature therefor, to assist law enforcement agencies in providing additional School Resource Officers to engage in community policing in and around primary and secondary schools. The MCOPS program shall authorize the State Department of Education to make grants to increase deployment of law enforcement officers in order (a) to increase or enhance community policing in this state, (b) that trained, sworn enforcement officers assigned to schools play an integral part in the development and/or enhancement of a comprehensive school safety plan, and (c) that the presence of these officers shall provide schools with a direct link to local law enforcement agencies.

(2) The MCOPS program shall meet the following requirements and standards:

(a) This program shall provide an incentive for law enforcement agencies to build collaborative partnerships with the school community and to use community policing efforts to combat school violence and implement educational programs to improve student and school safety.

(b) The additional School Resource Officers must devote at least seventy-five percent (75%) of their time to work in and around primary and secondary schools, in addition to the time that School Resource Officers are devoting in the absence of the MCOPS in Schools grant.

(c) The MCOPS in Schools program shall provide a maximum state contribution of up to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) per officer position over the one-year grant period, to be matched from local funds on a 50/50 matching basis. Officers paid with MCOPS funds may be employed by the local law enforcement agency or by the local school district. MCOPS funds may be used to pay for entry-level salaries and benefits of newly trained additional School Resource Officers and may be used to pay the salaries and benefits of School Resource Officers employed prior to July 1, 2013. All jurisdictions that apply must demonstrate that they have primary law enforcement authority over the school(s) identified in their application and demonstrate their inability to implement this project without state assistance. Schools or law enforcement agencies may not reduce its overall federal, state, locally funded level of sworn officers (including other School Resource Officers or other sworn officers assigned to the schools) as a result of applying for or receiving MCOPS in Schools grant funding. MCOPS in Schools funding may be used to rehire sworn officers previously employed who have been laid off for financial reasons unrelated to the availability of the MCOPS in Schools grant, but must obtain prior written approval from the State Department of Education.

(f) [So in original bill. Probably should be “(d)”.] School Resource Officers (SROs) may serve in a variety of roles, including, but not limited to, that of a law enforcement officer/safety specialist, law-related educator, and problem-solver/community liaison. These officers may teach programs such as crime prevention, substance abuse prevention, and gang resistance as well as monitor and assist troubled students through mentoring programs. The School Resource Officer(s) may also identify physical changes in the environment that may reduce crime in and around the schools, as well as assist in developing school policies which address criminal activity and school safety.

Nebraska (view all subjects for this state)

Nebraska § 13-2610. Convention Center Support Fund; Created; Use; Investment; Distribution to Certain Areas; Development Fund; Committee

(1) Upon the annual certification under section 13-2609, the State Treasurer shall transfer after the audit the amount certified to the Convention Center Support Fund. The Convention Center Support Fund is created. Any money in the fund available for investment shall be invested by the state investment officer pursuant to the Nebraska Capital Expansion Act and the Nebraska State Funds Investment Act.

(2) (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate from the fund to any political subdivision for which an application for state assistance under the Convention Center Facility Financing Assistance Act has been approved an amount not to exceed (i) seventy percent of the state sales tax revenue collected by retailers and operators doing business at such facilities on sales at such facilities, state sales tax revenue collected on primary and secondary box office sales of admissions to such facilities, and state sales tax revenue collected by associated hotels, (ii) seventy-five million dollars for any one approved project, or (iii) the total cost of acquiring, constructing, improving, or equipping the eligible facility. State assistance shall not be used for an operating subsidy or other ancillary facility.

(b) Ten percent of such funds appropriated to a city of the metropolitan class under this subsection shall be equally distributed to areas with a high concentration of poverty to (i) showcase important historical aspects of such areas or areas within close geographic proximity of the area with a high concentration of poverty or (ii) assist with the reduction of street and gang violence in such areas.

Nebraska § 81-1450. Office of Violence Prevention; Director; Administration and Supervision; Responsibilities; Advisory Council; Meetings; Duties.

(1) The Office of Violence Prevention and its director shall be administered and supervised, respectively, by the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Among its responsibilities, the Office of Violence Prevention and its director shall be responsible for developing, fostering, promoting, and assessing violence prevention programs. To accomplish this mission, the duties of the director shall include, but not be limited to, program fundraising, program evaluation, coordination of programs, and assistance with the administration and distribution of funds to violence prevention programs.

(2) The advisory council to the Office of Violence Prevention shall meet at least quarterly. Among its responsibilities, the advisory council shall recommend to the commission rules and regulations regarding program fundraising, program evaluation, coordination of programs, and the criteria used to assess and award funds to violence prevention programs. Priority for funding shall be given to communities and organizations seeking to implement violence prevention programs which appear to have the greatest benefit to the state and which have, as goals, the reduction of street and gang violence and the reduction of homicides and injuries caused by firearms. The duties of the advisory council shall include, but not be limited to, receiving applications for violence prevention funds, evaluating such applications, and making recommendations to the commission regarding the merits of each application and the amount of any funds that should be awarded. If any funds are awarded to a violence prevention program, the advisory council shall continuously monitor how such funds are being used by the program, conduct periodic evaluations of such programs, assess the progress and success regarding the stated goals of each program awarded funds, and recommend to the commission any modification, continuation, or discontinuation of funding.

Nevada (view all subjects for this state)

Nevada § 206.340. Graffiti Reward Account Created; Administrative Assessment to Be Imposed for Certain Violations; Use of Money in Account

1. The graffiti reward account is hereby created in the state general fund.

2. When a defendant pleads or is found guilty of violating NRS 206.125, 206.330 or 206.335, the court shall include an administrative assessment of $250 for each violation in addition to any other fine or penalty. The money collected must be paid by the clerk of the court to the State Controller on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month for credit to the Graffiti Reward Account.

3. All money received pursuant to subsection 2 must be deposited with the State Controller for credit to the Graffiti Reward Account. The money in the Account must be used:

(a) To pay a reward to a person who, in response to the offer of a reward, provides information which results in the identification, apprehension and conviction of a person who violates NRS 206.125, 206.330 or 206.335; or

(b) For any other purpose authorized by the Legislature.

4. If sufficient money is available in the Graffiti Reward Account, a state law enforcement agency may offer a reward, not to exceed $1,000, for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of a person who violates NRS 206.125, 206.330 or 206.335. The reward must be paid out of the Graffiti Reward Account upon approval by the State Board of Examiners.

Nevada § 244.3695. Graffiti Reward and Abatement Fund: Creation; Use; Administrative Assessments; Payment of Rewards.

1. The board of county commissioners shall create a graffiti reward and abatement fund. The money in the fund must be used to pay a reward to a person who, in response to the offer of a reward, provides information which results in the identification, apprehension and conviction of a person who violates a county ordinance that prohibits graffiti or other defacement of property.

2. When a defendant pleads or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of violating a county ordinance that prohibits graffiti or other defacement of property, the court shall include an administrative assessment of $250 for each violation in addition to any other fine or penalty. The money collected must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for credit to the graffiti reward and abatement fund.

3. If sufficient money is available in the graffiti reward and abatement fund, a county law enforcement agency may offer a reward, not to exceed $1,000, for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of a person who violates a county ordinance that prohibits graffiti or other defacement of property. The reward must be paid out of the graffiti reward and abatement fund upon approval of the board of county commissioners.

Nevada § 268.4085. Graffiti Reward and Abatement Fund: Creation Required; Use of Money; Administrative Assessment; Offer of Reward.

1. The governing body of each city shall create a graffiti reward and abatement fund. The money in the fund must be used to pay a reward to a person who, in response to the offer of a reward, provides information which results in the identification, apprehension and conviction of a person who violated a city ordinance that prohibits graffiti or other defacement of property.

2. When a defendant pleads or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of violating a city ordinance that prohibits graffiti or other defacement of property, the court shall include an administrative assessment of $250 for each violation in addition to any other fine or penalty. The money collected must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for credit to the graffiti reward and abatement fund.

3. If sufficient money is available in the graffiti reward and abatement fund, a law enforcement agency for the city may offer a reward, not to exceed $1,000, for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of a person who violates a city ordinance that prohibits graffiti or other defacement of property. The reward must be paid out of the graffiti reward and abatement fund upon approval of the governing body of the city.

Oregon (view all subjects for this state)

Oregon § 26. Report Establishing Funding Priorities for Gang Violence Intervention Efforts and Programs

By November 1, 2013, the Youth Development Council shall submit a report to the Oregon Education Investment Board that establishes funding priorities for gang violence intervention efforts and programs that assist gang-affected youth.

Pennsylvania (view all subjects for this state)

72 Pennsylvania § 1712-F. Executive Offices

(1) Money appropriated to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for intermediate punishment treatment programs shall be allocated in the same proportion as funding provided in fiscal year 2011–2012 for intermediate punishment programs and for intermediate punishment drug and alcohol treatment.

(2) From money appropriated to the commission, at least $85,000 shall be used to support the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN) to provide offender information through county jails.

(3) From money appropriated to the commission, at least $50,000 shall be used for gang violence prevention initiatives in counties of the third class.

(4) From money appropriated for violence prevention programs, at least $250,000 shall be used for programs in a city of the first class.

South Carolina (view all subjects for this state)

South Carolina § 16-8-340. Community Anti-Gang Matching Grants Program.

There is established in the appropriate office of the State Budget and Control Board a Community Safety Anti-Gang Matching Grants program to provide funding for local programs to prevent youth idleness and intervene with at-risk youth. These grants may be awarded to counties and municipalities upon application for after-school programs, summer youth employment programs, and police and sheriff anti-gang task forces. Grants must be awarded on a two-for-one matching basis with the local match component consisting of cash. Grant applications must be reviewed and rated by the Governor's Committee on Criminal Justice, Crime, and Delinquency, but responsibility for the award of grants is solely with the board. Funding for these grants must be in the amount as the General Assembly shall provide by law.

Texas (view all subjects for this state)

Texas Gov’t Code § 772.007. Texas Anti-Gang Grant Program

(a) The criminal justice division established under Section 772.006 shall administer a competitive grant program to support regional, multidisciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through the coordination of gang prevention, intervention, and suppression activities.

(b) The grant program administered under this section must be directed toward regions of this state that have demonstrably high levels of gang violence.

(c) The criminal justice division shall award grants to qualified applicants, as determined by the division, that demonstrate a comprehensive approach that balances gang prevention, intervention, and suppression activities to reduce gang violence.

(d) The criminal justice division shall include in the biennial report required by Section 772.006(a)(9) detailed reporting of the results and performance of the grant program administered under this section.

(e) The criminal justice division may use any revenue available for purposes of this section.

Virginia (view all subjects for this state)

Virginia § 22.1-199.5. After School Programs for At-Risk Students

A local school board may establish after school programs designed to prevent at-risk youth from engaging in illegal or gang-related activities for school aged children.

Local funds appropriated for K through 12 education may be used to support such after-school programs.

Washington (view all subjects for this state)

Washington § 36.28A.200. Gang Crime Enforcement Grant Program

(1) When funded, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs shall establish a grant program to assist local law enforcement agencies in the support of special enforcement emphasis targeting gang crime. Grant applications shall be reviewed and awarded through peer review panels. Grant applicants are encouraged to utilize multijurisdictional efforts.

(2) Each grant applicant shall:

(a) Show a significant gang problem in the jurisdiction or jurisdictions receiving the grant;

(b) Verify that grant awards are sufficient to cover increased investigation, prosecution, and jail costs;

(c) Design an enforcement program that best suits the specific gang problem in the jurisdiction or jurisdictions receiving the grant;

(d) Demonstrate community coordination focusing on prevention, intervention, and suppression; and

(e) Collect data on performance pursuant to RCW 36.28A.220.

(3) The cost of administering the grants shall not exceed sixty thousand dollars, or four percent of appropriated funding, whichever is greater.

Washington § 36.28A.210. Graffiti and Tagging Abatement Grant Program

(1) When funded, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs shall establish a grant program to assist local law enforcement agencies in the support of graffiti and tagging abatement programs located in local communities. Grant applicants are encouraged to utilize multijurisdictional efforts.

(2) Each graffiti or tagging abatement grant applicant shall:

(a) Demonstrate that a significant gang problem exists in the jurisdiction or jurisdictions receiving the grant;

(b) Show how the funds will be used to dispose or eliminate any current or ongoing tagging or graffiti within a specified time period;

(c) Specify how the funds will be used to reduce gang-related graffiti or tagging within its community;

(d) Show how the local citizens and business owners of the community will benefit from the proposed graffiti or tagging abatement process being presented in the grant application; and

(e) Collect data on performance pursuant to RCW 36.28A.220.

(3) The cost of administering the grants shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, or four percent of funding, whichever is greater.

Washington § 43.310.020. Gang Risk Prevention and Intervention Pilot Programs—Request for Proposals

(1) The department of community, trade, and economic development may recommend existing programs or contract with either school districts or community organizations, or both, through a request for proposal process for the development, administration, and implementation in the county of community-based gang risk prevention and intervention pilot programs.

(2) Proposals by the school district for gang risk prevention and intervention pilot program grant funding shall begin with school years no sooner than the 1994-95 session, and last for a duration of two years.

(3) The school district or community organization proposal shall include:

(a) A description of the program goals, activities, and curriculum. The description of the program goals shall include a list of measurable objectives for the purpose of evaluation by the department of community, trade, and economic development. To the extent possible, proposals shall contain empirical data on current problems, such as drop-out rates and occurrences of violence on and off campus by school-aged individuals.

(b) A description of the individual school or schools and the geographic area to be affected by the program.

(c) A demonstration of broad-based support for the program from business and community organizations.

(d) A clear description of the experience, expertise, and other qualifications of the community organizations to conduct an effective prevention and intervention program in cooperation with a school or a group of schools.

(e) A proposed budget for expenditure of the grant.

(4) Grants awarded under this section may not be used for the administrative costs of the school district or the individual school.

Wisconsin (view all subjects for this state)

Wisconsin § 165.987. Youth Diversion Programs; Grant Program

(1)From the appropriations under s. 20.455(2)(cr) and (kj), the Department of Justice shall allocate $500,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in a county having a population of 500,000 or more for the diversion of youths from gang activities into productive activities, including placement in appropriate educational, recreational, and employment programs. Notwithstanding s. 16.75, the department may enter into a contract under this subsection without soliciting bids or proposals and without accepting the lowest responsible bid or offer.

(3) From the appropriations under s. 20.455(2)(cr) and (kj), the Department of Justice shall allocate $150,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in Racine County, $150,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in Kenosha County, $150,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization that is located in ward 2 in the city of Racine to provide services in Racine County, and $150,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in Brown County, and from the appropriation under s. 20.455(2)(kj), the department shall allocate $100,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization, for the diversion of youths from gang activities into productive activities, including placement in appropriate educational, recreational, and employment programs, and for alcohol or other drug abuse education and treatment services for participants in that organization's youth diversion program. The organization that is located in ward 2 in the city of Racine shall have a recreational facility, shall offer programs to divert youths from gang activities, may not be affiliated with any national or state association, and may not have entered into a contract under s. 301.265(3), 1995 stats. Notwithstanding s. 16.75, the department may enter into a contract under this subsection without soliciting bids or proposals and without accepting the lowest responsible bid or offer.


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