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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California


Swalwell Announces $1 Million to Improve Public Safety in Ashland/Cherryland

October 2, 2014
Press Release

HAYWARD, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced that the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) will receive a nearly $1 million federal grant to expand the Cherryland-Ashland Beyond Project which enhances neighborhood safety. The grant was awarded by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program. Swalwell sent a letter to the DOJ supporting the ACSO’s grant application.

“Reducing the crime-rate in Cherryland and Ashland will keep people safer and is a smart investment in the future of the East Bay. This funding will go a long way to help these communities thrive,” said Swalwell. “I am pleased to have supported the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office in their grant request and look forward to working with them to move this program forward and advance public safety.”

The neighborhood program will improve safety through integrated cross-sector prevention, intervention, and enforcement.

“The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is thrilled to receive this award. This funding will help us tremendously in our work assisting individuals with job placement and other services as they leave the criminal justice system and re-enter the community,” said Alameda County Undersheriff Richard Lucia. “We are grateful to Congressman Swalwell for his assistance in helping us receive this grant and his support of our efforts in Alameda County.”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee also supported the Sherriff’s office request.

“I am pleased to join in announcing nearly a million dollars in additional federal funding to support public safety in Alameda County,” said Congresswoman Lee. “These Byrne grants are critical to pursuing evidence-based approaches that work to promote public safety and achieve safer communities.”