Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,557)
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).
Wright County will use the FY 2010 JAG award to support their Intensive Aftercare Probation Program. The goals of the project are to reduce out-of-home placements; enhance the juvenile offenders' success in their transition from placement back into their homes and communities; to facilitate collaboration with law enforcement, parents, schools, and employers to support juvenile offenders' transition; and to enhance public safety. Funds will be used to partially fund an Intensive Probation Agent.