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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,183)

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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program, the City of Tifton Police Department, who is disparate with Tift County, will provide additional parole in the areas of Tifton where the majority of all crime and drug activity occurs. The goal is to reduce Part 1 crimes and drug activity in specific areas of Tifton. Under the FY 2008 funding, the JAG award will be used for officers working in areas identified as having crime or drug problems. The grant will pay for 677 hours of work conducted in high crime and drug problem areas.


Date Created: August 12, 2008