Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,200,000)
OJJDPs gang and youth violence prevention strategy is founded on the recognition that preventing and reducing gang crime and violence require a shared framework of strategic and coordinated delivery of programs, services, and practices across multiple sectors that balance community development, prevention, intervention, and targeted suppression and enforcement. The OJJDP FY 2018 Gang Suppression: A Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Approach To Address Gang Recruitment of Unaccompanied Alien Children program is designed to reduce violent crime, gangs (specifically transnational gangs), and victimization and promote public safety in communities through implementation support for eligible communities that demonstrates their readiness to put a comprehensive strategic plan into action, based on a multilateral data-driven strategy.
The Nevada Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is the chief legal and top law enforcement office in the state that investigates and prosecutes those who violate state laws. The OAG, in partnership with the U.S. Attorneys Office, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County School District School Police Department, Southwest Gang Information Center, Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, and University of NevadaLas Vegas, and with commitments from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Nevada Victims of Crime Program, State of Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys, and Nevada District Attorneys Association, propose to provide support, resources, and development of programs that are crucial for the prevention, intervention, and suppression of MS-13 in Clark County. They propose to dismantle MS-13, disrupt illegal enterprises, incarcerate MS-13 members and affiliates, and eliminate the threat of crimes committed by MS-13 such as rape, murder, human trafficking, and robbery, thereby creating safer, healthier neighborhoods while restoring law and order. The OAG intends to achieve this by developing and implementing culturally specific and culturally sensitive programs; conducting outreach; creating a customized gang suppression strategy; building information exchange protocols between local jurisdictions and other agencies; and strengthening collaboration among law enforcement, prosecutors, the U.S. Attorneys Office, and other key stakeholders.