May 11, 2015 4:50 PM by News Staff
A grant has been awarded to Shasta County in attempts to reduce recidivism, jail overcrowding, and failures to appear.
A press conference announcing the grant was held Monday at the Shasta County District Attorney's Office.
In 2014, the California Legislature appropriated $15 million to a grant program to combat recidivism and enhance overall public safety. 30 counties applied for the grant, with 27 of receiving some type of grant.
The $600,000 awarded to Shasta County was the highest amount given. The grant will go into effect July 1st, and will run through the end of July, 2017.
In the wake of the many issues with AB-109, officials see the grant as a good step.