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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $796,439)

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).

Orange County and eighteen cities within its disparate group will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime. Grant funded projects will include a multi-jurisdictional team tasked with investigations of clandestine methamphetamine laboratory operators, suppliers, and traffickers; essential equipment for police officers to enhance their ability to perform duties, such as tasers and associated equipment, cameras for crime scene investigations, recording and transmitting devices for covert operations, a training suit for K-9 operations, and portable radio batteries; a telemedicine program that will enable medical diagnosis and patient care for arrestees while maintaining secured confinement; overtime costs associated with the proactive identification and monitoring of registered sex offenders and targeted patrols of hot spot areas; and enhancement of police department operations through website improvements that will enable better crime trend notification and broadcast of emergency situations to citizens, security system improvements, and inventory control systems to improve processing and accountability of property and evidence collected. For administration purposes, the county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: September 9, 2010