Fairfax County Awarded Over $1.4 Million in Federal Reimbursement

October 6, 2009

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the award of $1,477,913 to Fairfax County, Virginia, to reimburse a portion of the costs of incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens who have committed serious crimes in the United States.

The funds come from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP). This program provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens. The goal of SCAAP is to enhance public safety in communities throughout the nation.

The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office was one of only 900 (out of 3,140) eligible entities across the U.S. that successfully applied for federal programs to help supplement this local tax burden.

With the assistance of Justice Benefits, Inc. (JBI), Fairfax County was able to maximize its dollar amount for reimbursement. JBI is a public sector consulting firm located in Dallas, Texas. They specialize in locating and accessing hard-to-find federal reimbursements for local and state entities.

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