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2011 JAG Grant for the Portland Metropolitan Area

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $648,238)

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 Portland Police Bureau will use their FY 2011 JAG funds to hire or retain four full-time and two part-time personnel for the purposes of a) internal audit, b) police administrative support, c) client services referrals, d) evidence management, e) intelligence analysis, and f) neighborhood prosecution efforts. JAG funds will also be used to contract with a local treatment provider that coordinates treatment, temporary housing, counseling and training opportunities for individuals involved in prostitution-related offenses.


Date Created: August 15, 2011