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Gang and Serious Offender Suppression

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $13,419)

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).

Tehama County will use the JAG funds to pay for overtime for the District Attorney's Office investigators. The overtime hours will assist with a gang and serious offender suppression program. The goals of the project are to identify and reduce gang crime and serious offender crimes through a proactive approach of community outreach, gathering intelligence, conducting probation sweeps, investigation, apprehension and prosecution. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 21, 2016