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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Francisco
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $729,932)

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 city and county of San Francisco will use this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support law enforcement and criminal justice efforts within the county. Funds will support the Drug Elimination Team, which abates drug activity and reduces violence in high-crime neighborhoods through a multi-disciplinary partnership of the San Francisco Police Department, Sheriff's Department, District Attorney, and Adult Probation. JAG funds will also support the Public Defender's Reentry Unit in helping felony drug clients successfully exit the criminal justice system by addressing their social and behavioral health needs and connecting them to wraparound services. Finally, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families will use JAG funds to hire a Violence Prevention Analyst to complete a city-wide Violence Prevention Workplan.


Date Created: August 18, 2009