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Placer County Recovery Act JAG project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $276,396)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The disparate jurisdictions of Placer County and the city of Roseville will use their Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $276,396 to fund criminal justice initiatives within the county. Placer County, serving as the fiscal agent, and will use its share of the award ($138,198) to fund a portion of two Placer County Sheriff's Office deputies and one Placer County Probation Department deputy probation officer assigned to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) task force. The main focus of the SIU task force is to reduce illegal drug activities of targeted offenders, and monitor high-risk situations for drug-endangered children during these investigations. The deputies and probation officer will continue to carry out these duties. The city of Roseville will use its share of the grant ($138,198) to preserve 2.5 full-time-equivalent civilian law enforcement positions within the Roseville Police Department. These positions perform duties that would otherwise be performed by sworn law enforcement personnel, allowing the sworn personnel to dedicate their time to front line law enforcement.


Date Created: August 5, 2009