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Bexar County Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $987,594)

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).

Bexar County and the city of San Antonio have been identified as disparate and will share this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award. The county will serve as the fiscal agent to administer funds for both jurisdictions.

Bexar County will utilize its portion of the award to fund: a forensic interviewer position within the Child Welfare Strategic Alliance Program; juvenile probation initiatives including a drug court probation officer position, case management, counseling, etc.; elder fraud enhancement and community outreach and prosecution programs within the District Attorney's Office; a pre-trial services clinical diversion pilot project; traffic safety initiatives within Constable Precinct 1; traffic safety and technology equipment within Constable Precinct 4; seven Civil District family drug courts; an information services bandwidth project; a family justice center and mental health services within the District Attorney's Office; and overtime for dispatchers in the sheriff's office. The city of San Antonio will use its portion of the award to: support the city/county Child Welfare Strategic Alliance Program by paying invesigator positions; purchase a non-patrol vehicle (Breath Alcohol Testing unit); and procure a computerized firearms simulator.


Date Created: September 1, 2009