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Anti-Drug Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,065)

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 the county of Placer and the city of Roseville will allocate the entire Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,065 to Placer County. This award will help fund a senior probation officer in the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to meet the goals of the Anti-drug Enforcement Program. This program has two major goals: (1) to reduce illegal activities through enforcement, prosecution, and probation; and (2) to lower the number of children in drug-endangered environments. Statistics since January 2008 show that the SIU has arrested 46 individuals and shut-down one methamphetamine lab. The senior officer will work with school resource officers to identify drug dealers and the types of drugs being sold on school grounds. The position will also act as a liaison between the courts and various county departments, providing statistical information through investigative reports. In addition to those duties, the officer will work closely with Placer County Child Protective Services - ACCESS (Crisis and Emergency Services for Children and Adults), assisting on home visits and removal of children from homes deemed drug-endangered.


Date Created: August 25, 2008