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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $24,447)

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 Pasadena will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $24,447 to support the Youth Accountability Board program (YAB). The YAB program is designed for the first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders. Under this program, each Youth Accountability Board panel member handles a caseload of six juveniles. If the juveniles successfully meet their contractual obligations their case is dismissed and no criminal record is established. Juveniles successfully completing the program will 'graduate' and receive a certificate. The YAB is a unique program that enables the community to become more involved with the police department. The JAG funds will assist with the salaries of YAB staff such as police officers and Youth Advisors.


Date Created: August 25, 2008