Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1532    Version: 1 Name: SAO: Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combating Violent Crime Grant Program
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSA) Intelligence Driven Prosecution (IDP) - Hot Spot Prosecution program, through an Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) for Combating Violent Crime grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), including an emergency appropriation of $305,000 in federal funds, if awarded.
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Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSA) Intelligence Driven Prosecution (IDP) - Hot Spot Prosecution program, through an Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) for Combating Violent Crime grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), including an emergency appropriation of $305,000 in federal funds, if awarded.

Staff Summary
* The LCSAO has applied for an (IPS) for Combating Violent Crime grant through the U.S. DOJ, OJP, BJA.
* The grant term is for two years, starting October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022.
* The purpose of the IPS for Combating Violent Crime Program is to provide local prosecutors with resources to reduce crime and increase public safety.
* This BJA funding that supports prosecutors' offices to reduce caseloads, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of prosecutors' processes and procedures, and provide modern technology to better manage and track cases.
* The IDP Lines of Effort are: Priority Offender Prosecution, Hot Spot Prosecution and Opioid Epidemic.
* Funding will be used for a security measure known as the ShotSpotter Gunfire Location, Alert and Analysis Service to be installed in three geographic areas in Lake County, based on crime analysis, all having been identified as hot spots, where there has been a significant spike in firearm incidents.
* The ShotSpotter tool will help to reduce gun-related crimes, assist in arrest, assist in the confiscation of weapons, and can also be used as evidence in court and assist in the prosecution and conviction of criminals where the system is deployed.
* Program funding of $305,000 in federal funds includes ShotSpotter deployment in three Lake County locations for two years each and ShotSpotter expert witness testimony and travel costs for both years. No county funds are required.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Offi...

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