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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $27,028)

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 grantee will use the JAG award to fund overtime. The goals of this project are as follows: 1) Identify and address the City of Downey’s crime and quality of life concerns through the Neighborhood Preservation program which focuses on providing additional law enforcement presence in identified neighborhoods; 2) Foster police-community relations, crime prevention awareness, problem solving, and public order maintenance through conducting Neighborhood Watch Meetings; and 3) Conduct saturation patrols utilizing uniformed and undercover officers assigned to the Crime Impact Team in order to suppress and prevent crimes such as narcotics activity, street robbery, burglary and auto theft.


Date Created: July 29, 2015