Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,259)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The City of Victorville will use their fiscal year 2008 JAG award to fund overtime for special enforcement programs, including gang suppression, bike patrol, and crime-free. The crime-free program has been adopted by the city to make sure all housing and apartment renters in Victorville rent to crime-free tenants. The City of Victorville, through a police services contract with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, will pay overtime for presently employed deputies and necessary support personnel to defray the costs of hiring additional staff.