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Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $72,143)

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 Carson, through the Public Safety Department, will utilize its FY 2010 JAG award to help pay for one-half of the cost of two Deputy Probation Officers (DPOs). The DPOs will continue to network with agencies throughout the city and the surrounding communities for the purpose of developing resources to meet the needs of at-risk youth and adults. Through these services, the city will continue to provide a valuable resource to enhance the safety and security of the community.


Date Created: August 30, 2010