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Placer County JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $26,194)

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 Placer County Sheriff's Department will continue funding the position of the probation officer of the Special Investigations Unit with the JAG award. This will enable the task force to continue to perform successful operations that will reduce illegal drug distribution and use, and have the probation officer available as needed in instances where children can be safely removed from a drug endangered environment.


Date Created: August 15, 2011