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2008 Local JAG Collaboration

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $169,493)

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 City of Toledo and Lucas County agreed that the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will serve as the fiscal agent for JAG funding and will disburse $66,622 to Toledo and $28,554 to Lucas County. CJCC will retain the remaining balance of $74,317 for community programming and administrative costs of 8.8 percent. The Toledo Police Department will use the City's allocation to purchase digital portable radios for officers. The new radios are required so that officers will be able to access the County's upgraded communications system. The Lucas County Sheriff's Office will use the County's allocation to support its interoperability project that is designed to remove barriers and enhance communications between all city police, fire departments, emergency medical team units, hospitals, and other emergency providers. CJCC will use $59,386 to contract with community agencies for services that meet current community priorities determined by the Toledo Police Department and Lucas County Sheriff's Office. Programmatic services may include increased diversion of defendants from the detention system, programming to reduce recidivism, enhancement of local prosecutions, victim services, prevention programs, and community awareness of crime-related issues. A solicitation will be published for this competitive award program. The remaining $14,931 will be used for CJCC's administrative costs as fiscal agent.


Date Created: August 20, 2008