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Firearms Reduction Consortium

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $414,923)

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 Stockton and San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office, and Probation Department have agreed to utilize the FY 2014 JAG funds to continue funding a Countywide Firearms Reduction Consortium (FRC).

The prevalence of illegal firearms within the City of Stockton, as well as throughout San Joaquin County, is a significant contributor to the increase in violent crime in the region. Efforts to combat violent crime will be coordinated between the Stockton Police Department, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, and the Probation Department. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 11, 2014