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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, $212,725)

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 county of Riverside will use FY 2010 JAG funds to continue efforts of improving public safety by supporting three initiatives implemented by the county Sheriff's Department, District Attorney's Office, and the Probation Department. Specific activities include the retention of an officer tasked with overseeing the Sheriff's Department Fugitive Warrant Extradition Team. The team is comprised of specially trained personnel who locates and apprehends serious and dangerous offenders. Funds will also be applied towards the salary of a senior deputy district attorney who will coordinate the transfer of inmates for trial. Remaining funds will be directed to the county Probation Department to implement evidence-based practices that effectively reduce the percentage of offenders sent to state prison due to probation violations or new offenses.


Date Created: August 30, 2010