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File #: 20-1044    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/4/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/29/2020 Final action: 9/29/2020
Title: Sheriff's Office and District Attorney recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certifications and Assurances for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Fiscal Year 2020 application in order to accept the grant award of $15,796 to be utilized from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. FUNDING: Justice Assistance Grant Program.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route 09-29-20.pdf, 2. B - Certifications and Assurances 09-29-20.pdf, 3. C - Application 09-29-20.pdf, 4. Executed Certifications and Assurances Grant Program
Related files: 20-1041
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Sheriff's Office and District Attorney recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certifications and Assurances for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Fiscal Year 2020 application in order to accept the grant award of $15,796 to be utilized from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

FUNDING: Justice Assistance Grant Program.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.
The Sheriff’s Office is requesting $7,898 to update software to assist in becoming National Incident-Based Reporting System compliant and to fund sending seven Detectives to the California Narcotic Officers Association Annual Training Institute.

The DA’s Office is requesting $7,898 to purchase boots to be worn by Investigators responding to crime scenes and to fund send two Investigators to SLOFIST Arson training where Investigators will learn valuable information related to arson and other fire related crimes.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), does require that the County notify the Board and make available a copy of the application to allow any public comment in regards to the application. Also, DOJ requires the submission of signed Certifications and Assurances by the Chief Executive of the Applicant Government and the Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 by County Counsel. The "Chief Executive" is defined as an individual who has authority to ...

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