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FY 2010 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 2010, $70,618)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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).

Yolo County and the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support a county-wide initiative aimed at combating the sale and trafficking of narcotics. Through the grant, the salary of a deputy district attorney, tasked with prosecuting drug offenders will be funded. The work performed will create an atmosphere of swift and aggressive action against drug violation within the county. For purposes of grant administration, the county has been designated as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 3, 2010