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Safety Through Our Perseverance (S.T.O.P.) Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $29,373)

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 Pico Rivera will use FY 2010 JAG funds to offset the costs of a domestic violence deputy for the Safety Through Our Perseverance (S.T.O.P.) Program. The S.T.O.P. Program was developed to provide immediate family crisis intervention, resource referral services, victim assistance, threat assessment, and safety planning for families in crisis. The S.T.O.P. deputy will work closely with family service providers and family violence shelters to ensure that victims and their families receive counseling, support services, financial aid, shelter, and court accompaniment.


Date Created: September 9, 2010