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Covina Police Department - Youth Accountability Board

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,424)

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).

The city of Covina will use the JAG grant to fund one Youth Accountability Coordinator/Community Services Officer for the Covina Police Department. The Youth Accountability Board (YAB) serves as an alternative to criminal prosecution while maintaining accountability of first-time juvenile offenders. The YAB Coordinator will continue to meet with juveniles and their parents, set up accountability contracts, and track progress and compliance.


Date Created: August 25, 2010