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California Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program - FY 2012

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $19,993,136)

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 California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) intends to allocate Fiscal Year 2012 JAG funds in support of public safety programs to achieve the following goals: 1) reduce the amount of illegal drugs on California streets; 2) eradicate drug trafficking organizations; 3) eradicate marijuana gardens on public and private lands; and 4) remove children from illicit drug environments. JAG funding will allow California law enforcement to concentrate their efforts on the widespread apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of offenders who violate state and local drug laws. The BSCC will track and report on activities such as, but not limited to: the number of drug investigations conducted; the types and amounts of illegal drugs seized; the number of children removed from illicit drug environments; the number of marijuana grows eradicated; the number of cases referred for prosecution; the number of defendants convicted; and the disposition of convicted defendants. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 13, 2012