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FY2023 City of Tucson Application for the Edward Byrne JAG grant program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $410,760)

Applicant Name City of Tucson
Title FY 23 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
Pima County and the City of Tucson have identified projects based on the $410,760 allocation of FY 23 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding. By mutual agreement, the City of Tucson and Pima County will allocate a total of $20,536.00 (5%) of the total funding for administrative costs as permitted by Bureau of Justice Assistance. Tucson Police Department (TPD) will retain and use these funds in its role as the fiscal agent for this grant. The remaining funding $390,224 will be divided evenly between the two jurisdictions.
The City of Tucson Police Department will allocate $195,112 to focus on violence prevention and recruiting. Grant funds will be used to support a professional staff position to liaise between police and local hospitals, healthcare, education, employment, and social service providers, linking trusted providers from outside law enforcement with gun violence victims and with those at high risk of committing gun violence. Funds will support the Violence Prevention program as well as support recruiting efforts that focus on attracting disparate populations.
Statutory Program Area Law enforcement programs
The Pima County Attorney’s Office will allocate $97,556 to alleviate violent crime by holding offenders accountable. Grant funds will be used to support the salary and employee related expenses for one full time equivalent prosecutor who will be hired for or re-assigned to a unit which prosecutes egregious and complicated felony cases.
Statutory Program Area Prosecution and court programs
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will allocate $97,556 to continue with community outreach. These programs include a Rape Aggression Defense program teaching women how to react if confronted by an attacker, Dispose-A-Med program allowing the public to properly dispose of no longer needed prescription and/or non-prescription medications, Child Safety Seat program, and a Shred-A-Thon to combat identity theft. They will also provide public service announcements at key times of the year that are on topics pertinent to public safety.
Statutory Program Area Prevention and education programs

Date Created: September 25, 2023