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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $37,437)

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 El Dorado County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to improve their Outstanding Warrant Apprehension Team. The County's goals are to locate and apprehend outstanding felony warrant offenders and bring them back into the criminal justice system. They will use collaborative efforts of the district attorney's department, sheriff's department, and probation department to locate and apprehend the outstanding warrant offenders. In order to accomplish this goal, the county will hire four employees to maintain the program.


Date Created: August 18, 2009