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Diversion Panel Coordinator and Community Panels Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $25,771)

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).

Clackamas County will allocate funds to the salary of the Diversion Panel Coordinator who will assist the Restorative Justice Coordinator in the recruitment, screening, training, maintenance, and recognition of volunteer diversion facilitators and community representatives. The Coordinator will deliver program services and serve as the community liaison for the diversion pilots. The diversion panels marry community involvement with minor offenders and holding youth accountable in their city, by providing an opportunity for the youth to give back in a meaningful way.


Date Created: August 15, 2016