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Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $714,929)

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 city and county of San Francisco will use their JAG funds to support the Drug Elimination Team which abates drug activity and reduces violence in high-crime San Francisco neighborhoods through a streamlined San Francisco team consisting of the Police Department, Sheriff's Department, District Attorney's Office, and Adult Probation. JAG funds will also be used to support the Reentry Social Work component of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, Reentry Unit. The Reentry Social Work helps drug clients successfully exit the criminal justice system by addressing their underlying and contributing social and behavioral health needs and efficiently connecting reentering clients with a range of stabilizing housing, mental and behavioral health, addiction, education, and employment services. The Department of Children, Youth, and Families will use JAG funds to continue citywide violence prevention planning.


Date Created: August 31, 2010