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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,694)

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 Concord will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $16,694 to enhance the delivery of services to the victims in the city who are the most vulnerable such as children, the elderly, and victims of domestic violence. The Concord Police Department's Domestic Violence Team is now attached to the Special Victims Unit. The Special Victims Unit investigates crimes against persons and is composed of nine detectives who specialize in family violence, sexual assault, child abduction, and elder abuse. The city of Concord will fund a portion of a salary of a Family Violence Victim Advocate. Family Violence Victim Advocates work closely with the detectives in the Domestic Violence Team. The city of Concord remains focused on reaching the victims of family violence in the early stages of trauma in an effort to interdict the long-term effects of exposure to family violence.


Date Created: August 24, 2008