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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, $232,254)

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).

Manatee County will use the JAG Local funds to support two County projects: (1) the Manatee County Probation Case Manager Project, and (2) the Manatee Glens, Inc. Adult Jail Diversion Project. The Manatee County Probation Case Manager for Supervised Release Project will provide for a new, full-time case manager staff position to be added to the division for a period of one year to increase efficiency in the County's Probation Division. The Manatee Glens, Inc. Adult Jail Diversion Project will provide for a part time case manager and other staffing to undertake projects to divert mentally ill individuals charged with offenses and booked in the Manatee County Jail.


Date Created: August 24, 2009