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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, $34,551)

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 Oceanside will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $34,551 to fund a portion of a crime analyst position that will support the Oceanside Police Department. The crime analyst position serves the police department, the city, and neighboring jurisdictions by providing detailed maps and reports that show crime trends. The JAG funds strengthen the Oceanside Police Department's ability to prevent, analyze, review, and target illegal activity within the city and provide an appropriate response.


Date Created: August 25, 2008