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Alternatives to Incarceration Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $39,563)

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 grantee will use the grant to augment the sheriff's office current alternatives to custody program, which is a work release program. Funds will be used to support a portion of a correctional officer and public safety service officer's salary to more actively identify candidates, enroll them in the program, and monitor outcomes. The project goals are to provide greater opportunity for alternatives to incarceration in the Shasta County Main Jail and increase offender accountability.


Date Created: August 25, 2011