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Bakersfield Police Activities League - Safe Haven and Girls Social Development Programs

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $61,430)

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 Bakersfield will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $61,430.00 to support the Bakersfield Police Activities League's Safe Haven Program. The Bakersfield Police Department will utilize the funds to support personnel costs and to purchase program supplies for basketball, baseball, boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, arts and crafts, girls social development, tutoring, cheerleading, and Safe Haven Program. By utilizing JAG funds to support the Safe Haven Program, the Bakersfield Police Department will help keep kids off the street, out of gangs, and off of drugs.


Date Created: August 20, 2008