Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $145,713)
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).
Stanislaus County and the City of Modesto are listed as disparate jurisdictions on the FY 2012 JAG allocation chart. The County will serve as the fiscal agent and will allocate its portion of funds between the sheriff's office operations division and the probation department. The sheriff's office will partially fund a deputy sheriff position (who is assigned as a School Resource Officer). The probation department will partially fund a deputy probation officer for the Domestic Violence Program.
The City of Modesto Police Department will use its allocated funds to acquire a personnel scheduling and tracking software program, and necessary modules for leave requests, trainings, overtime allocations and management, and payroll. The remaining funds will be used to purchase personal video recording devices for patrol officers.