Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board

The Substance Abuse Policy Board was established on May 9, 1990 with the adoption of Resolution No. 279-1990 per Florida Administrative Code requirements. The duties of the board are to address substance abuse problems, identify additional resources needed to address these problems, develop a prevention strategy and coordinate drug control efforts in Monroe County. The board shall also meet to review and recommend applications for funding under the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program.

Members of the board serve by reason of their job position as outlined in Resolution Nos. 284-2016 and 165-1999. All except the County Commissioner shall continue to serve until they are no longer in that position or termination of the Board by the Board of County Commissioners. The County Commissioner member will be designated by the Board of County Commissioners in November of each year.

ADA Assistance: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning 305-292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Accommodation Request Form

About the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) & Monroe County’s Clerk’s Drug Abuse Trust Fund

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Office of Criminal Justice Grants (OCJG) acts as the State Administering Agency (SAA) or designated pass-through entity for various federal grant programs, e.g., Byrne/JAG Grant Program, from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. OCJG secures, distributes, and manages federal grant funds for Florida’s Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement community.  

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG):  A national formula-based, block grant program administered by the U.S Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Byrne/JAG funds are used to improve the criminal justice system and support various activities to prevent and control crime.  JAGC funds may be used to implement programs in the following program areas:  (1) law enforcement; (2) prosecution, courts and indigent defense; (3) prevention and education; (4) corrections, community corrections and reentry; (5) planning, evaluation and technology enhancements; (6) crime and victim-witness programs; and (7) mental health programs.  For more information about the Byrne/JAG Grant program, you may visit FDLE’s website.

Monroe County’s Clerk’s Drug Abuse Trust Fund:  These funds have been used to supplement the Byrne/JAG funding and are used for substance abuse treatment and/or educational programs. The SAPAB will make recommendations on the amount of funds to distribute.

FY2019 Funding Cycle:  Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program & Clerk’s Drug Abuse Trust Fund

Submission of the Application and Deadline: To be considered for funding please complete the fillable application form (below). Applications must be received in the Office of Management and Budget, no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2019 before 5 p.m. (EST). Options for submission of the application: (1) submitted via email or (2) one paper application may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Monroe County BOCC, Office of Management and Budget, Room 2-213, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040

2019-2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant – Countywide

  • Monroe County’s allocation for the upcoming fiscal year is $72,694
  • Awards will be approved for a six (6) to twelve (12) month project period between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020.

2019-2020 Clerk’s Drug Abuse Trust Fund

SAPAB Public Meeting - The SAPAB met to review the grant applications and made recommendations to the BOCC. The meeting was held on May 7, 2019 and was open to the public.  Applicants were encouraged to attend to answer any questions the SAPAB may have.

Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board Members

County CommissionerSylvia Murphy
State Attorney, DesigneeVal Winter
Public DefenderRobert Lockwood
Circuit Court Judge, DesigneePeary Fowler
Monroe County Sheriff, DesigneeKeena Allen
Chief, Key West Police DepartmentSean Brandenburg
Chief, Key Colony Beach Police DepartmentKris DeGiovanni
Jail AdministratorTim Age
Department of Corrections, DirectorBrylan Jacobs
Rep. of Local Drug Treatment ProgramDuane Triplett
Rep. of Monroe County Probation ServiceHeather Tintera
Court AdministratorHolly Elomina, Vice-Chairperson
Clerk of the CourtKevin Madok
Superintendent of EducationMark Porter
Dir. of Community Mental Health CtrsMaureen Dunleavy
Director of Pretrial ServicesTBA