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AI- 3710   4. B. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 09/19/2012  
Accepting Probation Rules Enforcement Grant…
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division for the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program, also known as the Probation Rules Enforcement Program.
BACKGROUND
The Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor’s Office solicited competitive applications for projects that support eligible juvenile programs under their Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG). The goal is to continue to increase the accountability and supervision of juvenile offenders. The outcome is to reduce recidivism and juvenile delinquency and improve the Juvenile Justice system through interagency coordination and communication.
DISCUSSION
On December 14, 2011, the Commissioners Court approved the submission of a grant application for the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program, also known as the Probation Rules Enforcement Program. The JABG grant has funded the Probation Rules Enforcement Program (PREP) Officer salary and fringe benefits for the past twelve (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.

The estimated cost for the annual salary and fringe benefits for the PREP officer totals $52,913.

The grant award is $18,013 with a required cash match of $2,001.44. The required cash match will be paid from the General Fund. The remaining $32,898.56 needed to fully fund the officer’s position will also be paid from the General Fund.


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Grant Award Packet Probation Rules

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