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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, $21,745)

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).

Lake County will use the JAG funds towards the Special Victims Unit within the sheriff's department. Specifically, funds will pay for one investigator. Those assigned to the Special Victims Unit will work in concert with outside community groups whose purpose is to assist victims of violent crimes such as Lake County Victim Witness, Sutter Lakeside Community Services, and the local rape crisis program in order to ensure that victims receive all available benefits in order to assist them in their recovery.


Date Created: September 22, 2009