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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $82,335)

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 and county of Camden are designated disparate. Camden County has declined 2008 JAG funding. Camden City will use 2008 JAG funds to purchase 27 portable radios for the Police Department to replace old radios in desperate need of repair. It is imperative that all officers are equipped with good working radios as this is their only means of communication while out in the field. Additionally, the police department will use JAG funds to implement various prevention initiatives with its Multi-Agency Life Line (MALL) Program for at-risk youth. Funds will be used for workshop providers (e.g., drug awareness, life skills training, and counseling). The Camden Police Department will continue to take a pro-active approach to improving the quality of life for the residents of the City of Camden, New Jersey.


Date Created: September 4, 2008