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First Time Second Chance Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $71,312)

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 Lancaster will utilize the FY 2014 JAG award to fund the First Time Second Chance Program, which will start in late 2014. Funds will allow for employment of part-time personnel and contracted instructors to supervise, tutor, and vocationally train participants enrolled in the program. In addition, funds will be used to rent a (local) building with several classrooms to conduct tutoring, resume workshops, and vocational training. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 14, 2014