Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $19,535)
City of Moorhead
The City of Moorhead will use JAG funds to partially fund a second Victim/Witness Coordinator position. The City of Moorhead operates with a one-half Victim/Witness Coordinator position. Currently, this individual also performs the duties of a legal assistant and receptionist for the Prosecutor’s Office. The Victim/Witness Coordinator half-time position oversees an average of 652 cases per year based on data from 2019 through 2022. The Victim/Witness Coordinator assists both victims and witnesses in trial preparation, and assists victims in recouping financial loss related to crime. The City of Moorhead needs a full-time equivalent Victim/Witness Coordinator to provide the proper level of service to the community and to victims of all crime.
Clay County will use JAG funds to fund their drug court program. This alternative justice program reroutes first time drug offenders to reduce community recidivism.