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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $84,591)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Yolo County and the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland will share their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team (YONET). YONET's goal is to reduce the illegal use, sale, and cultivation of illegal drugs in Yolo County through multi-jurisdictional collaborative efforts. The cities of Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland agreed to support the Yolo County District Attorney by partially funding one prosecutor who will handle the heavy caseload emanating from YONET.


Date Created: August 18, 2009