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YES Officer Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $16,012)

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 Arcadia will use FY 2010 JAG funds in the amount of $16,012 to support the salary of a Youth and Education Support (YES) Officer assigned to the city's high school. The YES Officer will serve as a liaison between the high school and Arcadia Police Department, interact with students as a positive role model, promote campus safety, provide drug interdiction, and administer awareness programs aimed at preventing juvenile delinquency.


Date Created: August 30, 2010