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Crime, Public Nuisance and Property Abatement Team Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $22,229)

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 Lakewood will use the FY 2013 JAG funds to contract for a full-time deputy sheriff through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The deputy sheriff will partner with three city code enforcement officers and the city prosecutor to identify, investigate, and eradicate criminal activity and nuisance property impacting neighborhoods with safety and unsightly problems. The project goals are to reduce crime and increase public safety.


Date Created: August 27, 2013