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Fiscal Year 2012 JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $412,021)

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 support a variety of law enforcement initiatives that will enhance communications and essential county services. Specifically, funds will be used to: 1) hire one Court Program Specialist to provide assessments, screenings, random urinalysis testing and supervision of youth referred and placed in the Orange County Juvenile Delinquency Drug Court Program (JDDCP); 2) fund security upgrades for the Orange County Juvenile Assessment Center, for the upgrading of windows/frames, expand the access control system and video surveillance/backup systems; 3) support a daily after-school program involving recreational education to teach kids cooperation, self-efficiency, respect, pride and responsibility, while interjecting specific weekly instruction on youth violence, drug use awareness, and crime prevention; 4) purchase perimeter electric vehicles for County Corrections security; 5) a Sheriff's Office Meth Remediation project involving clandestine drug labs/responses; 6) support a Victim Service Center outreach and prevention program; 7) support security identification enhancements in Tildenville neighborhood; and 8) fund security lighting enhancements in South Apopka neighborhood. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 15, 2012