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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, $106,709)

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).

Alachua County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG Grant award to support the Alachua County Department of Court Services (ACDCS). ACDCS will provide evaluation and outpatient substance abuse treatment services to defendants on supervised pretrial release and persons on supervised county court probation. One counselor will be hired for 22 months. They will serve up to 90 clients per year in a licensed outpatient treatment regimen. Clients will participate in group and individual counseling for three to six months, according to assessed needs. Services will be provided using cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches consistent with evidence-based practices.


Date Created: August 17, 2009