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Crime, Public Nuisance, and Property Abatement Team

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,604)

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 Lakewood intends to utilize its fiscal year 2008 JAG award to provide partial funding for a full-time special assignment deputy position contracted through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The deputy position will participate as a member of the Lakewood Crime, Public Nuisance, and Property Abatement Team to help clean-up nuisance single family homes and businesses that are creating a haven for criminal activities in the City of Lakewood's neighborhoods.


Date Created: August 25, 2008