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senate Bill S. 208

Mynisha's Law

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 12th, 2009

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Mynisha's Law

Official Title

A bill to provide Federal coordination and assistance in preventing gang violence.


Mynisha's Law - Authorizes any local or tribal government to submit an application to the Attorney General for designation as a High Intensity Gang Activity Area. Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish criteria for reviewing such applications; and (2) establish an Interagency Gang Prevention Task Force in each Area. Directs each Task Force to: (1) coordinate government activities to create a comprehensive gang prevention response, focusing on early childhood intervention, at-risk youth intervention, literacy, employment, community policing, and comprehensive community-based programs such as Operation Cease Fire; (2) coordinate with local and regional gang prevention efforts; (3) prioritize the needs of each Area for funding under specified federal community assistance and grant programs; and (4) report to the Attorney General on the funding needs and programmatic outcomes for each Area. Requires the Attorney General to report to Congress, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Domestic Policy Council annually on: (1) the specific long-term and short-term goals and objectives of each Area; (2) the measurements used to evaluate each Area's performance; (3) the gangs and gang crimes committed in each Area; and (5) the programmatic outcomes and funding need of each Area.

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