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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, $13,610)

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).

Tuolumne County, through the sheriff's office and the district attorney's office, will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to upgrade surveillance equipment in the County Jail and provide training for prosecutors. The project goal of the sheriff's office is to comply with the recommendations of the California Standards Authority and upgrade surveillance equipment for the jail. The goal of the district attorney's office is to keep their prosecutors in compliance with training and upgrade an outdated computer. The district attorney's prosecutors are required to attend a minimum amount of continuing legal education to maintain their active California State Bar status. A portion of the funds will be used for this training and the other portion will be used to replace an outdated computer that is used by support staff.


Date Created: August 18, 2009