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2013 JAG Grant for the Portland-Metropolitan Area

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $464,582)

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 program 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 Portland will use their FY 2013 JAG funds to support a variety of professional positions and to purchase software. Project goals include: 1) to retain a senior management analyst; 2) to contract with service providers for treatment, housing, counseling, and training for prostitution related offenses; 3) to retain a deputy district attorney to identify crime issues pertinent to the community; 4) to retain a parole and probation officer to strengthen education and referrals surrounding alcohol and drug treatment; 5) to retain an enforcement deputy to disrupt the manufacture, distribution and use of illegal drugs in Multnomah County; and 6) to purchase voice recognition software and training for Gresham Police Department. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 1, 2013