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FY 2012 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $15,776)

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 JAG award to fund overtime costs for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) Special Assignment Officer (SAO) team assigned to patrol the City of La Puente. The SAO team will be addressing special problems such as public nuisances, known narcotic areas, assaults, robberies, homicides, property crimes, and intellectual property crimes. In addition, the SAO team will conduct gang enforcement. The project goals are to reduce crime and violence in the community.


Date Created: July 24, 2012