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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $222,709)

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).

Ventura County and seven municipalities within the county will use FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance criminal justice services provided to the community. Specific grant activities include the purchase of digital surveillance equipment and recorders, radios, computers, traffic enforcement equipment, GPS units, accessories for police vehicles, and ballistic vest carriers. Costs incurred for crisis intervention training and special response team training will also be supported. The various expenditures are needed to improve the safety and quality of life of residents and visitors to Ventura County. For grant administration purposes, the City of Oxnard will serve as the fiscal agent. The City will apply five percent of the award towards costs associated with the management and oversight of this grant.


Date Created: August 31, 2010