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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,208)

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 Town of Manchester, Connecticut will use the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Justice Assistance Grant funds to enhance the ability of its Police Department to prevent crime by continuing to fund the Manchester Police Activities League (PAL) Executive Director's salary. The PAL program targets at-risk Manchester youth with alternatives to the street through positive interaction between youth and police. The Executive Director will oversee the PAL and the programs that it offers, such as martial arts, mountain biking, boxing, and an afterschool homework club. The Manchester PAL currently services 350 kids.


Date Created: August 7, 2008