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Ventura County Edward Byrne Memorial JAG FY2013

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $111,981)

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 Oxnard will serve as the fiscal agent for Ventura County and the cities of Oxnard, San Buenaventura, Simi Valley, and Thousand Oaks. Each jurisdiction is in agreement to utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG funds to improve local law enforcement efforts. Specifically, all five jurisdictions will utilize funding for various types of enhancement items that include: virtual servers, network and evidence storage, ballistic shields, digital recorders, holsters, computers, lighting systems, surveillance tools, and funding for the Southern California High Tech Task Force. The various expenditures are needed to improve the safety and quality of life of the residents and visitors of Ventura County. The agencies share the goals of avoiding reductions and eliminations of vital equipment and supply purchases to enhance public safety.


Date Created: August 12, 2013