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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, $40,135)

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 purchase law enforcement equipment and provide trainings. Specific equipment purchases will include tactical vests and body-worn cameras. The goals of this project are to provide mental health training, begin the initial implementation of the body-worn camera program, and purchase tactical vests for sworn personnel. Providing mental health training will improve the ability of sworn and civilian police department personnel to respond to mentally ill people in the community. The purchase of body-worn cameras will help improve evidence collection, strengthen officer performance and accountability, and enhance agency transparency. The tactical vests are mandatory for all first responders and are a critical part of the issued safety equipment.


Date Created: August 12, 2015