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Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,144)

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 Yolo County and the city of West Sacramento will use their JAG award in the amount of $14,144 to partially fund the salary and benefits of a district attorney investigator, who has been assigned to the Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Team (YONET). YONET's mission is to reduce the use and distribution of illegal drugs in Yolo County. YONET will accomplish this mission through education, accelerated law enforcement efforts, consistent and specialized prosecution, and follow-up monitoring and treatment of the offenders.


Date Created: August 25, 2008