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Sonoma County's 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $56,589)

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).

Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa will share the JAG award in the amount of $56,589. The County will utilize its share of the allocation ($22,356) to purchase an Avoximeter, a gas detection meter, and chemical suits for the Sheriff's Department. An Avoximeter is a tool that is used to test for smoke inhalation in decedents. The County will also purchase the In-Data Trial Director software for the District Attorney's Office. The Trial Director is a trial presentation tool that enables attorneys and legal support staff to organize exhibits and depositions, prepare cases for trial, and provide comprehensive visual and audio information to the court and jury. The City will use its share of the allocation ($34,233) to purchase narrow band interoperability-capable radios for the Police Department's patrol officers.


Date Created: August 19, 2008