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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $137,060)

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 of Lancaster will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support the efforts of its Public Safety Office and Community Youth Court. Through the grant, the city will purchase cellular telephones for law enforcement personnel to enhance communications critical to enforcement activities, and network connection services that will link the city to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Lancaster Sheriff Station databases. Remaining funds will be applied towards the salary of staff assigned to the city's Community Youth Court. The newly created initiative will serve as a diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders.


Date Created: August 30, 2010