Office of Criminal Justice Coordination
The Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Coordination coordinates the efforts of public and private agencies involved in the City's crime control, criminal justice and victim assistance activities. The office administers, monitors and evaluates state and federal grants to facilitate crime reduction efforts. The office acts as the staff of the Criminal Justice Council, which decides the allocation and distribution of criminal justice grant fund for Orleans Parish as the official "pass through" agency for the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. These principal duties are conducted with an eye toward coordination of all public and private efforts in the public safety and criminal justice areas.
Notice is hereby given of the availability of FY13 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant programs, federal funds, through the Bureau of Justice Assistance housed in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. The goal is to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim and witness initiatives (other than victim compensation), and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. Eligible applicants are units of general local government or combinations and Indian tribes that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement administers and allocates these funds through the Orleans District.
The total amount available to the Orleans District is $352,959. Projects will be funded on 12-month basis.
Complete guidelines and instructions for applying may be obtained from:
Louise S. Gray, Office of Criminal Justice Coordination
City Hall - 1300 Perdido Street, Room 8E15, New Orleans, LA, 70112
The deadline for submitting worksheet is June 12th, 2013.