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City of Mount Vernon Graffiti Abatement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,608)

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 Mount Vernon will use JAG funds to support a court ordered Youth Graffiti Abatement Program in collaboration with the Mount Vernon Police Department, Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation, and Skagit County Youth and Family Services. Specifically, funds will provide a part-time salary for a Graffiti Abatement supervisor to monitor juvenile offenders as they eradicate graffiti throughout the community.


Date Created: August 9, 2010