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Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Initiatives Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $287,336)

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).

Palm Beach County will use the JAG award to continue funding two reentry initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to support personnel, fringe benefits, and supplies for Project Recovery, Empowerment, Achievement, and Prosperity (R.E.A.P.), whose goal is to prepare county-sentenced inmates for a successful transition from jail to community. In addition, funds will be used for contractual services from the Palm Beach County Gulf Stream Good Will Reentry Project, which provides case management, counseling, and support services to the formerly incarcerated from the western and costal communities.


Date Created: August 9, 2010