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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $31,825)

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).

Stanislaus County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to fund one full-time Deputy Probation Officer for the County Probation Department's Domestic Violence Program for four months. The JAG award will also support the Sheriff's Department by funding a full-time Deputy Sheriff for the South Modesto area, and half of a Deputy Sheriff position on site at the Tuolumne Elementary School for approximately four months. By providing funding for these positions, Stanislaus County will continue to enhance criminal justice service in the community.


Date Created: August 24, 2008