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MPD will implement 3 programs designed to reduce youth crime and violence. The programs are Midnite Basketball and Boxing, Truancy Reduction and Intervention and Police Activities League.

Award Information

Award #
2004-JL-FX-0058
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2004
Total funding (to date)
$494,739

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $494,739)

The City of Macon Police Department will implement three (3) programs designed to reduce youth crime and violence. The programs are: the Youth and Young Adult Intervention Program; the Truancy Reduction and Intervention and the Police Activities League (PAL). 1) The Youth and Young Adult Intervention Program - will implement a multi-facet strategy of community mobilization and juvenile prevention/intervention initiatives. These programs will be used to foster relationships with the youth in all the high crime areas of the City and to bridge the gap between police and youth. The programs will be divided into two specific athletic activities: 1) Late Night Basketball and 2) Boxing. 2) Truancy Reduction and Prevention Program - will include tutoring programs, drug prevention initiatives and Youth Leadership Academy as well as other programs. These programs will be used systematically to redirect youth back into to the school system while educating both the youth and parents/guardians on the seriousness of truancy. 3) The Police Activities League -will operate PAL programs in six(6) high crime, low income areas within the City to provide youth ages 10-16 with the necessary resources and skills to improve individual personal development potential.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2004