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Crisis Intervention Training/Implementation & Community Reentry Diversion Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $21,898)

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).

Monroe County will use the JAG award to expand he Monroe County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) Diversion Project. Specifically, the MCSO will enhance and expand the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for law enforcement and provide training and coordination, as well as reentry planning for inmates to access services in the community. Grant funds will be used towards a Diversion Project Director, who will be responsible for the development and implementation of this program. Project activities will include training law enforcement, correctional, criminal justice and community providers; development of policies and procedures for the coordination and collaboration with community stakeholders with the jail, law enforcement, courts/criminal justice, treatment/community resources, supervision systems; and development of additional resources for services expansion.


Date Created: August 9, 2010