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Chico Police Department Service Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $55,986)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of the city of Chico and Butte County will use their FY 2010 JAG award to purchase needed law enforcement equipment, support a number of diversion and educational programs that are used to enhance the accountability of juveniles on probation, and educate minors at risk of entering the juvenile system. The city of Chico will serve as the fiscal agent and retain a portion of the JAG funds for administrative costs.


Date Created: August 17, 2010