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2008 Law Enforcement Programs

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $23,566)

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 Carson will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $23,566 to support personnel costs for two Deputy Probation Officers assigned to the Gang Crime Suppression Program (GCSP) and the Gang Alternative Prevention Program (GAPP). Through GCSP, the officer will assist with probationary holds, search warrants, and record checks, in addition to supervising court-ordered probationers and referring them to various assistance programs. The GAPP officer will supervise a caseload of court-ordered probationers and conduct crisis counseling in individual and group settings with juveniles and parents.


Date Created: September 22, 2008