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Juvenile Assessment Center Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $72,179)

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).

Sarasota County will use the JAG award to fund salaries for the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) program. The goals of the JAC program are to increase public safety and assist treatment and service agencies in the community to provide improved and more easily accessed treatment and service programs to the youth of Sarasota County. The program will also serve to reduce school truancy, school suspensions, expulsions, and the enhancement of school safety.


Date Created: August 22, 2010