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FY 2013 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $61,916)

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 Santa Cruz will utilize the FY 2013 JAG award to purchase an automated license plate reader system. The county of Santa Cruz will purchase additional audio visual equipment at the main jail facility and fund a feasibility study for an outdoor firearms range. The goals of the projects are to improve investigative information and intelligence; produce investigative leads and increase the solve rate for violent crimes; reduce auto theft and increase recovery of stolen autos; increase firearms proficiency and officer safety; and increase security in corrections facilities and officer safety.


Date Created: September 11, 2013