Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $263,334)
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).
The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Stanislaus County and the city of Modesto will share the JAG award in the amount of $263,334 to support their law enforcement agencies. Stanislaus County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $105,362 to fund one .5 FTE Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department School Resource Deputy for Fiscal Year 2009-2010. Funding this position will ensure continuity of community policing and dedicated law enforcement services to Tuolumne Elementary School and neighboring areas. The county also will fund one .33 FTE Stanislaus County Probation Officer for Fiscal Year 2009-2010. This position will maintain staffing levels for supervision of adult probationers convicted of domestic violence and felony crimes. Stanislaus County will also use funds to pay for the costs associated with managing the grant award. The city of Modesto will use $157,972 for the Modesto Police Department to fund overtime for one police sergeant and six police officers working the Downtown Entertainment District in Fiscal Year 2009-2010. The city will maintain staffing levels for efficient emergency service responses and sustain an average response time of 4.8 minutes to in-progress calls.