Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,761,404)
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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement, prosecution and courts, and prevention and education programs. The primary purpose of the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR) Program is to facilitate the recovery of targeted gang-infested communities through collaboration between criminal justice agencies in Los Angeles County. The CLEAR Program also focuses on engaging residents of each CLEAR site through Community Impact Teams to ensure the utilization of community input to improve quality of life issues.