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Alachua County Initiative on Law Enforcement and Mental Health Services for Re-Entry

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $43,536)

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).

Alachua County will use their 2016 JAG funds to Purchase mental health assessments from treatment providers for justice involved clients returning to the community who are under probation or pretrial service supervision. The county will also purchase a new police vehicle to be used for Sheriff's deputies in their official duties.


Date Created: August 17, 2016