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2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $285,210)

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 disparate jurisdictions of San Diego County and the City of San Diego will use their fiscal year 2008 Local JAG funds to support their law enforcement, prosecution, court, and drug treatment programs. The fiscal agent, the City of San Diego, will use $193,943 towards interoperable communication systems, including digital radios; process automation such as on-line crime reporting; crime lab equipment; overtime; and other critical needs. The County of San Diego will use $91,267 to fund contractual testing and treatment programs within its adult drug court, and continue the augmentation of salaries and benefits for the Probation Department's Community Resource Officer Program (CROP). CROP is designed to enhance communication and cooperation between law enforcement and the Probation Department. CROP officers provide up-to-date probation information on offenders to patrol officers and detectives as needed, and actively assist law enforcement with arrests, truancy, and warrant sweeps. Funds will be used to support CROP officer presence at the San Diego Police Department's Central and Southern Divisions.


Date Created: July 30, 2008