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Chapter 589

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  589.310.  Establishment and enhancement of local crime prevention programs — proactive partnership prevention approach — amount of funding — audit — rules. — 1.  Subject to availability of funds within the Missouri crime prevention information and programming fund, the director, or his designee, may contract with local law enforcement or prevention-related organizations to assist in establishing or enhancing local crime prevention programs.  Such programs would include, but not be limited to:

  (1)  Community crime prevention;

  (2)  Drug abuse prevention in schools;

  (3)  Community-oriented policing;

  (4)  Family violence prevention;

  (5)  Juvenile delinquency prevention;

  (6)  Gang-related activity prevention;

  (7)  Gun violence prevention; and

  (8)  School violence prevention.

  2.  In awarding contracts for local government crime prevention programs, the director or his designee shall place special emphasis on applications which demonstrate the existence of a local government/school district partnership taking a proactive approach toward preventing crime by children and young adults under the age of twenty-one.  Such evidence shall include a copy of the agreement between the local government and school district specifying the duties and obligations of each should a contract be awarded.

  3.  The state shall provide one-third of the funding for each contract awarded to a local government/school district partnership to operate a local government crime prevention program.  The local government or governments receiving the contract shall contribute one-third and the school district or districts shall also contribute one-third.

  4.  The director, or his designee, shall ensure that the fund administered under this section will not be used by any agency to supplant existing funds which are presently being used for crime prevention programming.  The department may, at its discretion, audit the expenditure of any contract funds awarded under this section.

  5.  The department shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the administration of sections 589.300 to 589.310, pursuant to chapter 536 and section 650.005.

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(L. 1994 S.B. 763, A.L. 1995 H.B. 174, et al.)


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