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FY 08 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $48,038)

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).

San Mateo County and the cities of Daly, East Palo Alto, San Mateo, and Redwood will share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to continue funding of a Forensic Criminalist position at the County Forensic Lab. The position will increase the overall capacity of the lab and will allow staff to process latent finger print evidence for the disparate jurisdictions in exchange for funding for the position.


Date Created: August 18, 2008