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File #: 2021-2992    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 8/12/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Commission District(s): all Acceptance of DeKalb County's allocation of $245,718, no required match, under the 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
Attachments: 1. Budget Detail DeKalb JAG 2021, 2. DeKalb County, GA JAG 2021 Narrative

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: District Attorney

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): all
Acceptance of DeKalb County's allocation of $245,718, no required match, under the 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
Body
Information Contact: Sherry Boston or Roz Harris
Phone Number: 404-371-4773

PURPOSE:
To consider accepting $245,718 for the 2021 Local Solicitation Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), to expire on September 30, 2024; and To consider authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute the necessary documents.

NEED/IMPACT:
The United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), allocated funding to DeKalb County, Georgia under BJA's 2020 Local Solicitation Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $245,718. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures. The DeKalb County's JAG Team, which includes the District Attorney, Public Defender, Drug Court, Juvenile Court, Marshal, Police, Sheriff, Solicitor-General, and DeKalb Schools proposed the following funding allocations:

Agency
Purpose Area
Total
District Attorney
Prevention, Community Engagement, Special Investigations
$27,302
Drug Court
Prevention, Drug Treatment, Alternatives to Prosecution
$27,302
Juvenile Court
Prevention-Juvenile Delinquency, Intervention, Training
$27,302
Marshal's Office
Law Enforcement Leadership, Training, Prevention,
$27,302
Police
Officer Safety, Less Than Le...

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