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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, $50,964)

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).

Clackamas County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance services for at-risk youth. The county's goals are to establish a community school-based prevention site to provide coordinated alcohol and drug treatment services, provide educated evidence-based interventions, and gang prevention. The site will provide academic success/dropout prevention services and recreation and diversion alternatives to gang involvement, as well as coordinate with local community prevention organizations and partnerships with school, government, law enforcement, and community volunteers.


Date Created: September 13, 2009