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Indianapolis-Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $449,506)

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 Indianapolis will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $449,506 to address the City's severe budget cuts for research, technology, training, and police equipment. Specifically, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will fund a part-time crime analyst from Crime Control Research, Inc. to gather required data and continue a contract with Rogers and Associates for information development and reporting in order to maintain six Indianapolis Weed and Seed sites' status as graduated sites. They will also purchase police radios, pagers, and cell phones for the City's large Chaplain's Program in order to allow the volunteer chaplains to provide immediate response and police backup as part of the City's community policing efforts, and they will purchase equipment to replace the outdated stock. They will also purchase new technology and training that will enhance their investigative and prosecutorial abilities. The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will maintain funding for two deputy prosecutors in the Juvenile Division.


Date Created: August 20, 2008