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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $33,606)

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 for sworn law enforcement officers. The goals of this project are to work closely with at-risk youths to show them alternatives to gang lifestyles and illegal activities and to meet unfunded public safety needs. The Gang Alternative Prevention Program Deputy Probation Officer (GAPP DPO) will monitor juvenile probationers and conduct crisis counseling in individual and group settings with referred juveniles and their parents. The GAPP DPO will network with agencies in the City of Carson and the surrounding communities for the purpose of identifying resources to meet the needs of at-risk youth.


Date Created: July 29, 2015