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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,538)

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 Hawthorne will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $18,538 to fund the 'Citizens of Hawthorne Action Team" (C.H.A.T) program. Its purpose is to increase the quality of life of the residents. The program promotes community involvement in problem solving and establishing a sense of community governance through group interaction and participation. Specifically, the funds will be used to provide approximately 100 hours of training for Police Department instructors, and operating costs including a computer, projector, camera, copier, and enhancement of the C.H.A.T. website.


Date Created: August 19, 2008