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FY 08 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $39,167)

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 jurisdiction consisting of the city of San Buenaventura. the city of Oxnard, and Ventura County will use their joint award of $39,167 to support law enforcement, prevention, and education efforts. The cities of San Buenaventura and Oxnard will utilize the JAG funds.

The fiscal agent, the city of San Buenaventura, will utilize $10,467 to fund Crises Intervention Training (CIT), which will provide specialized training for patrol officers and dispatchers who respond to crisis calls involving the mentally ill. CIT will allow personnel to develop sensitivity and understanding, as well as a safer, proactive method for resolving the potential for emotionally explosive situations.

The city of Oxnard will use $28,700 to fund overtime for its Student Truancy Offender Program (STOP). The Oxnard Police Department has partnered with local school districts in addressing student truancy problems. STOP was created to combine enforcement and intervention efforts to reduce the level of truancy within the city. Funding will enable the Oxnard Police Department, through additional overtime, to enhance the amount of staffing assigned to the truancy detail as well as the amount of officers working within the schools at critical times of the school year.


Date Created: August 19, 2008