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2023 Local JAG for Michigan Communities

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,549,912)

The problem in the State of Michigan, the County of Wayne, and all local communities, is not having sufficient resources to provide adequate law enforcement services. The State’s unemployment rate is 4.3% and the unemployment rate in the City of Detroit is reported at 20%. With a still lagging economy, limited job market and escalating cost of living, public safety remains a challenge. Additionally, many local police departments have been forced to operate with reduced staff and are facing budget shortfalls that may not provide for necessary, basic law enforcement equipment.
The goal and objectives of this grant is to develop a four-year strategic plan for the expenditure of JAG funds; to prioritize funding primarily in the JAG Program areas of Program Planning, Evaluation and Technology and Law Enforcement. The Project Identifiers that the funds will be utilized for will be: 1) Advancing Justice System Reform Efforts 2) Advancing Racial Equity and support for Underserved Communities 3) Preventing and Combating Hate Crimes 4) Implementing Crime and Violence Reduction Strategies and community violence intervention approaches. The disparate jurisdiction will use the 2023 JAG funding to purchase law enforcement technology and equipment, including computers, radios, safety equipment, video equipment, and other types of police safety equipment, to support BJA areas of emphasis.
The target population for this application is the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the Cities of Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Ecorse, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Romulus, Taylor, Wayne, Westland and the Townships of Redford and Canton.

Date Created: September 25, 2023