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Helen Vine Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $18,430)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Marin County will use the JAG award to fund the Helen Vine Alcohol Rehabilitation Program. In order to help with jail overcrowding, individuals who have been arrested for alcohol-related issues are booked and then cited out to the Helen Vine Detox Center for rehabilitation. Funds will be used for booking fees for each individual submitted to the Helen Vine Detox Center. The goal of this program is to provide options to inmates for rehabilitation, which will help with recidivism, and alleviate overcrowding issues in the jail.


Date Created: August 12, 2009