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Lexington County Equipment Upgrade

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,999)

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).

Lexington County will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to support the Sheriff's Department, Magistrate Court, and a counseling service entity. The Sheriff's Department will renovate their evidence room that requires a climate controlled space to help with the preservation of evidence such as weapons, drugs, and bodily fluids. Providing climate control allows deputies to adjust the temperatures to maintain the integrity of the items contained in the room. The Magistrate's Office will purchase a new recorder for its main Summary Court courtroom to replace the current recorder and other supplies (office furniture, tools, etc.) as needed throughout the Magistrate Court's six districts, Bond Court, Central Court, and offices Judicial Center. Lexington County also works with Sistercare, a community support group, that provides counseling services to victims of domestic violence and their children.


Date Created: August 12, 2008