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Lake County Sheriff's Special Victims Detective

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $20,913)

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).

Lake County will use the JAG funds to pay part of the costs for one investigator for the County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Unit. This assignment will provide a high level of service to those people identified as special victims and provide a position to a peace officer who may have suffered a layoff from another law enforcement agency due to the economic downturn.


Date Created: September 9, 2010