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City of Paramount Comprehensive Crime Reduction Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,990)

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 Paramount will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to fund a program that will consist of regular probation and parole searches, supplemented by regular truancy and curfew sweep operations. The City of Paramount will assign a parole officer from the local parole office to accompany a Paramount City special assignment team in conducting two parole searches during the grant period. Two teams, consisting of four deputies and one sergeant, will conduct the searches under the direction of a parole officer. The City of Paramount will also include one truancy sweep operation. Under the truancy sweep, all juveniles will be processed, and then transported to their homes and released to the care of their parents.


Date Created: August 24, 2008