Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $235,816)
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 Modesto and Stanislaus counties will share this FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $235,816. The county of Stanislaus will serve as the fiscal agent. The JAG funds will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG Program. The city of Modesto Police Department will use its portion to fund police officers' overtime. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will use its portion to disburse its allocated funding between the probation department and sheriffs operations Division. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will fund half of a Deputy Sheriff and the Probation Department will fund one-fifth of a Deputy Probation Officer for their Domestic Violence Program.