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Hudson County Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $158,032)

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 county of Hudson through the county Prosecutor's Office will act as fiscal agent for the 2008 JAG funds (county of Hudson, city of Jersey City, and city of Union). They are requesting no administrative funds.

Jersey City will use its allocation for the continuation of foot and vehicular patrol units that will address the quality of life complaints from residents in selected hot spot areas throughout Jersey City. The Union City Police Department will use funds to continue uniformed patrols during evening and weekend hours to enforce quality of life issues. This will support the ongoing policing efforts to improve quality of life conditions and reduce crime throughout the city.


Date Created: September 1, 2008