The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Awards Ventura County $1,049,000 Grant

By Sheryl Hamlin

The Ventura County Sheriff’s organization has applied for another grant from the State. Fifth on the list in terms of grant size, abortion the awarded grant amount will be $1, order 049.000 and is described as follows:

  • Ventura County ……….. $1, viagra sale 045,000
  • JAG Program Purpose Areas: Prevention and Education / Law Enforcement
  • Lead Agency: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

The project Transformation Works Ventura County will utilize a countywide, two-pronged approach, through law enforcement initiatives and intensive case management services, led by a multi-agency taskforce. These services provide youth and adult gang members with comprehensive education, employment and support services designed to reduce involvement in gangs and gang activities.

Recall that previously the Ventura County Sheriff’s office had applied for $45 million in funds to expand the Todd Road Jail which is located outside of Santa Paula, but was denied due to the failure to show the source of matching funds. This grant will be resubmitted in 2015. The Sheriff reported to the Santa Paula City Council recently where a contentious 3-2 vote overturned a previous council’s object to the jail expansion.

The full press release from the BSCC follows and may also be read by clicking here.

BSCC Approves Federal JAG Awards

2-12-2015

VENTURA (Feb. 12, 2015) — The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved the awarding of $16.6 million in federal grant funds for a range of public safety projects over the next year, including those designed to reduce school violence, reduce gang involvement, provide detention alternatives to low-risk juveniles and increase graduation rates. 

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants will provide funding in each of three years and are subject to non-competitive renewal if counties meet performance objectives. The total amount counties would receive at the end of the grant cycle depends upon the annual federal allocation to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which administers the grants nationally. At the current level of funding it could mean nearly $50 million to the counties over three years. 

On March 1, 2015 the BSCC will release the first of three annual installments to the 32 counties whose proposals were ranked most deserving by an Executive Steering Committee. The BSCC received 51 proposals for funding.

Small counties could apply for up to $220,000 annually, medium counties $715,000 and large counties $1,045,625 (with the exception of Los Angeles, which was able to apply for up to $2,091,250). 

Leading up to the decision, the Executive Steering Committee surveyed stakeholders to determine California’s needs within the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s funding priority areas. The stakeholders rated crime prevention and education, law enforcement efforts to fight gangs, and court, prosecution and defense strategies as the top priorities. The ESC also included drug abuse prevention, drug enforcement and gun violence reduction, among other categories. In previous years the money had been used by law enforcement solely to fund narcotics task forces.

A list of the winning counties with synopses of their proposals can be found here.

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Sheryl Hamlin: With an MS in Industrial Engineering, Sheryl Hamlin spent years in technology with stints at Motorola, Tandem Computers and various startups. She has been on the boards of neighborhood organizations both in San Francisco and Palm Springs where planning issues were her specialty. She now resides in Santa Paula and loves the historic fabric of the city.  Ms. Hamlin’s blog Stealth Fashion  and  technology product ‘ Plug and Play Webmaster’.

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