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Justice Assistance Grant Youth Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $175,655)

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 Joaquin County and the City of Stockton will share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award. The County will partially fund a Probation Officer to monitor student participation in the Kids' Alcohol/Drug Alternative Program (KADAP). The KADAP is a court-ordered, comprehensive, multi-level intervention program for at-risk youth. The JAG funds will also fund the costs of drug testing and lunches for the students, as well as other operating costs.

The JAG award will fund a portion of the salary and benefits of a prosecutor dedicated to the San Joaquin District Attorney's Youth Gun/Gang Violence Prosecution Unit. This position will be assigned to all gang-related cases for prosecution.

The City of Stockton will fund one Youth Gang Outreach Worker for the Operation Peacekeeper Program. Youth outreach workers, some of whom have been involved in gangs themselves, are trained in conflict resolution, mediation, community organization, mentoring, and case management.


Date Created: August 25, 2008