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File #: 19-7796   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance of grant funds in the amount of $320,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the FY 2019 Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program, and authorizing two grant-funded positions. [María Villagómez Deputy City Manager; William P. McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. SCOG Form SIGNED, 2. Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Proposed Budget FY 2019, 3. FY19 Supporting Victims of Gang Violence AWARD_REPORT, 4. US 16992_NOFA_FY2019, 5. SVoGV Personnel Complement 10-22-19, 6. Draft Ordinance, 7. Ordinance 2019-11-07-0909
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DEPARTMENT: Police

DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City wide

SUBJECT:

2019 Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program Acceptance
SUMMARY:

Ordinance authorizing the acceptance of grant funds not to exceed $320,000.00 for the 2019 Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for strengthening community capacity to stem violence, reduce youth offending and victimization, improve responses to children's exposure to violence, and enhance public safety. This ordinance authorizes a personnel complement of two (2) full time positions. The grant period is from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The grant application was authorized by a Special Category Grant Opportunity Submission Authorization Request dated June 10, 2019 and the application was submitted to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) on June 10, 2019. The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) was notified on September 26, 2019, that it had been awarded the FY 2019 Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program in the amount of $320,000.00.
The 2019 Supporting Victims of Gang Violence Grant Program object is to strengthen community capacity to stem violence, reduce youth offending and victimization, improve responses to children's exposure to violence, and enhance public safety while expanding and enhancing capabilities of the Community Engagement Program within the SAPD Homicide Unit to respond to and support youth victims of gang violence.

Proposed grant-funded positions include the addition of two Outreach Workers (Violence Prevention Advocates) to the Community Engagement Program that will work collaboratively with community-based partners, provide resources to victims and families, and mediate gang conflicts to prevent retaliation. The grant will also support collaborati...

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