FY 2016 Appropriation

The Crime and Violence Prevention Fund was created by the Legislature in 2008 to account for donations and gifts received by the Attorney General's office to further its mission. UCA 67-5-24 describes the parameters under which the fund may receive and use money. Donations and gifts to the fund usually received with specific purposes and uses.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $9,200 from all sources for Crime and Violence Prevention Fund. This is a 94.1 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.

Since creation of this fund, several gifts and donations have been received by the Attorney General's office.

Amber Alert donations Each year the Davis County Chamber of Commerce holds a fund-raiser for the Amber Alert program. Total donations of $57,400 have been received from 2008 to 2014. These funds have been used by the AG's office for operation of the Amber Alert system. Starting this next year, the Attorney General has chosen to transfer primary responsibility for operation of this system to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), which has been a partner in this system over the years. The balance of donated funds ($39,800) will also be transferred to DPS.

Operation Kids In 2010 the Attorney General's office received a $200,060 donation towards the efforts of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force. Some of this money has been used over the years for purchases of needed equipment. $121,300 remains, and will be spent over the next several years as needed.

Specialty Use Vehicle (Mobile Forensic Lab) In 2013 an anonymous donation of $195,750 was received for purchase/construction of a specialty use vehicle to provide a mobile forensic lab for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force. This vehicle has been built using these donated funds, and is now in use.

Peter (Rocky) Rognlie Memorial Training Scholarship Peter "Rocky" Rognlie served with the Utah Attorney General's Office from April of 1999 until his untimely death in 2011. A scholarship fund of $22,000 was established by his family in 2013, in partnership with the Utah Children's Justice Center Program, to enable prosecutors and law enforcement officers to receive training at the annual Children's Justice Symposium/Utah Prosecution Council Domestic Violence Conference. The plan is to use this money over ten years in equal annual amounts to provide scholarships for attendees to the conference who would otherwise not be able to attend. Each scholarship covers the registration fee of $90 and two nights' lodging (at the state rate).

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