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FY08 JAG Drug Treatment and Officer Safety Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,411)

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 Columbus Consolidated Government will use the Fiscal Year 2008 JAG Program funds to enhance and improve law enforcement in Columbus, Georgia. Muscogee County Marshall's Office will use the funds to purchase surveillance systems. Columbus will purchase equipment, technology and other materials directly related to basic law enforcement functions. The items purchased will be used to improve law enforcement, prosecution, court, and technology improvement programs.


Date Created: August 26, 2008