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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $32,817)

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 utilize the grant to support an organized joint enforcement effort to combat the rising gang activity in the City of San Rafael and the unincorporated areas of Marin County. The grant will fund gang identification and documentation training for patrol officers, as well as overtime to conduct two to three joint operations per year with officers that include probation searches, roving patrols, and targeted enforcement on known gang areas. The project goals are to train members of the San Rafael Police Department and the Marin County Sheriff's Department on gang identification and conduct operations within Marin County to curtail ongoing gang activity.


Date Created: August 24, 2011