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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, $23,636)

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).

Tehama County will use JAG funds towards law enforcement initiatives. Specific purchases include funding for an investigator employed by the Tehama County District Attorney's Office to utilize the internet to identify and engage in contact with those individuals who themselves utilize the internet with the goal of committing crimes against children. Additional goals include: providing for a safe internet experience for the children of Tehama County, to promote internet education with the public, and to provide Tehama County law enforcement with internet based gang intelligence information where needed. Additionally, JAG funds will include the purchase of a digital camera, a digital camera, and interview room equipment.


Date Created: August 31, 2010