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2015 Portland-Metropolitan Area Law Enforcement Community JAG Programs

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $437,882)

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 Portland will use the FY 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program funds for projects in the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the City of Gresham.

The City of Portland will use funds for the salary of a Senior Administrative Specialist (SAS) for the Police Bureau Detectives Sex Crime Unit to work as a victim advocate. The SAS will provide trauma-informed direct services and ongoing support to victims of sexual assault and their families throughout an investigation, during the court proceedings, and continuing services beyond the conclusion of the investigation. Additionally, funding will be provided to LifeWorks Northwest for the Prostitution Outreach and Prevention Program.

Multnomah County will use funds for a portion of the salaries of a Probation and Parole Officer, a Sergeant assigned to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and a Deputy District Attorney (DDA) assigned to Portland’s North, East, and Central Precincts, as well as the Gresham Police Department.

The City of Gresham Police Department will use funds to purchase scheduling software. There is a need to distribute and track overtime, special duty assignments, and time off requests, within a framework of multiple supervisors who are editing and contributing to the schedule on a continuous basis. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 23, 2015