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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $849,158)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of the city of San Diego and San Diego County will use the JAG award to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. The city, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will use its share to purchase laptop computers to be housed in its police department's patrol vehicles. The computers will enable officers to view real-time video, which will enhance officer response and increase public safety during emergency situations. The county will use remaining funds to pay for the salary and benefits, training, and equipment to be used by a deputy probation officer assigned to gang suppression efforts. Funds will also be directed to the county's Health and Human Services Agency for contractual testing and treatment programs within the Adult Drug Court.


Date Created: September 8, 2010