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FY 2008 JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $61,735)

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 disparate jurisdictions of Contra Costa County and the city of Richmond will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $61,735 to support their Police-Prosecution Liaison Program. Contra Costa County will use grant funds ($20,876) to provide direct services and training sessions on a variety of legal and criminal justice procedural issues. The city of Richmond will use grant funds ($40,859) to contract services provided by Contra Costa County to improve the quality and the ability to prosecute criminal cases, as well as improve legal knowledge and report writing skills of its officer's. Both jurisdictions will use their funding to support part of the salary for a Deputy District Attorney.


Date Created: August 25, 2008