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FY 08 Delaware Byrne-JAG Application

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Castle
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $653,525)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Delaware Criminal Justice Council (DCJC) will use Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funds to continue its comprehensive statewide crime control and prevention strategy, focusing on areas important to the citizens of Delaware. The strategy is to support the core criminal justice operations and objectives of law enforcement, case processing, and corrections. Some of the projects DCJC sought to address with FY 2007 JAG funds will be continued using FY 2008 JAG funds. These projects are focused on violence and shootings in the City of Wilmington (Operation Safe Streets), specialized courts (Drug Court and Mental Health Court), sex offenders' management (verification and notification), correctional officer retention and training, gang enforcement, and technology advances for the courts. The FY 2008 JAG funds will also be used to fund a certified ballistic examiner for the Delaware State Police, to lease GPS monitoring units for use by the Department of Corrections, and to enhance the ability of the Attorney General's Office to litigate cases involving child abuse. Overall, FY 2008 JAG funds will support more than 14 statewide and local criminal justice programs.


Date Created: August 5, 2008