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Juvenile Court Violent Offender Unit

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $155,484)

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).

Sacramento County will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to support two Sacramento County Probation Department Deputy Probation Officers housed in the Violent Offender Unit. The officers' duties will include developing mandated case plans, increasing the focus on victims' needs, assisting victims in appearing in court or preparing impact statements, tracking cases through disposition, and preparing follow-up reports.


Date Created: August 24, 2008