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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, $86,897)

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 equipment, hire staff, and provide staff training for a new Gang Prevention and Intervention Program (GPIP). The GPIP seeks to strengthen the community by hiring part-time neighborhood leaders to promote peace by providing neighborhood programing that focuses on alleviating gang-related violence, retaliation, and crime. The City will also provide Peace Squad training to the neighborhood leaders, purchase a laptop for use in the field, and purchase a transportation van to pick up program participants. A portion of the award will also be utilized for grants administration purposes. The goals of this project are to deter and reduce criminal activity by actively engaging the high-risk population in the community and provide an educational platform and outlet for both current gang members and potential gang members.


Date Created: September 1, 2015