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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $171,340)

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 Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa will share the JAG award in the amount of $171,340 to support law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney in the county. Sonoma County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $67,896 to purchase a Docket Finder system for the Sonoma County District Attorney, support Sonoma County Sheriff's Detention Facility Security Improvements, and purchase a pistol range target system for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. The city of Santa Rosa will use $103,444 to provide range and emergency vehicle operation training to the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) for the prevention and control of crime. The SRPD will also evaluate a different patrol vehicle option by purchasing a different make and model from their current fleet. The SRPD will provide the training over a two year period and will purchase the patrol vehicle within 18 months of funding.


Date Created: September 8, 2009