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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $53,560)

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).

St. Johns County will its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $53,560 to support the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Reentry Program. This program involves providing bus vouchers for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) for those inmates who are released and have secured a job within Jacksonville. Funds will cover both vouchers for the JTA and the linked Sunshine Bus. Case Management Software will also be purchased and used to track recidivism and the services that are provided pre- and post-release for inmates.


Date Created: August 24, 2009