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AI- 4027   4. B. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 01/16/2013  
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG)
Submitted By: Deanna Saldana, Juvenile Department
Department: Juvenile Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider adopting a Resolution authorizing submission of grant application via "eGrants" web site to the Governor's Criminal Justice Division for funding the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program, also known as the Probation Rules Enforcement Program.
BACKGROUND
The JABG grant has funded the Probation Rules Enforcement Program (PREP) Officer salary and fringe benefits for the past eleven (12) years. This officer monitors curfews for ISP probationers and provides information to the assigned probation officer, as well as conducts home visits after 5:00 pm as appropriate to ensure that the orders of the Juvenile Court are followed. The officer acts as the department's liaison to the Gang Task force and assures that the juvenile gang data base information is current.
DISCUSSION
The goal is to continue to increase the accountability and supervision ofjuvenile offenders. The outcome is to reduce recidivism and juvenile delinquency and improve the Juvenile Justice system through interagency coordination and communication.

Criminal Justice Division proposed grant award for FY 2013-2014 is $10,840.00, this will impact local funds from general fund by $43,675.00. Total estimated project for salary and fringe benefits for PREP officer is $54,515.00.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers

Attachments
Resolution for PREP grant

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