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Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $26,137)

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 Yolo County District Attorney's Office will utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG funds to continue funding the Drug Unit consisting of two prosecutors and one investigator. The investigator is assigned to the Yolo Narcotics Task Force on a full-time basis. One of the prosecutors is partially funded by the JAG grant. The prosecutors assigned to the Drug Unit vertically prosecute drug cases and will continue to work closely with the task force to present cases that are viable for successful prosecution.


Date Created: August 26, 2013