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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $119,353)

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 will use the grant to support law enforcement initiatives. The Salinas Police Department will purchase and implement automated scheduling software, a robotic reconnaissance device, and digital recorders for dictating reports and gathering intelligence data. The Monterey County District Attorney's Office will purchase a mobile recording system and ergonomic arms for computer monitors. The project goals are to increase the safety of officers, prosecutors, and victims; enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the police department and District Attorney's Office; and free command staff from paperwork.


Date Created: August 18, 2011