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Stockton City & San Joaquin County FY 2011 JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $467,765)

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 City of Stockton is serving as the fiscal agent for the joint application with San Joaquin County. The City and County will collectively utilize their JAG funds to enhance public safety through the creation of a program specifically designed to target persons carrying illegal firearms. The prevalence of illegal firearms in the San Joaquin County area is a major contributing factor to the recent increase in violent crime in the region. Efforts to combat violent crime will be coordinated "seeeps" between the Stockton Police Department, Sheriff's Office and Probation Department, and the District Attorney's Office will assign a prosecutor who is knowledgeable of the laws pertaining to firearm restrictions.


Date Created: August 18, 2011