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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $25,058)

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 El Monte will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to offset overtime expenditures for sworn personnel completing objectives of the IMPACT program. The IMPACT program's focus is networking residents in a small geographic area and enforcing aggressive community policing. All officers are trained and encouraged to collaborate with other city departments to implement intensive, cohesive neighborhood reconstruction. Funds will provide officers compensation for conducting IMPACT meetings, Neighborhood Watch meetings, park meet and greet events, and community clean-up efforts.


Date Created: August 21, 2008