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Spokane County/City Justice Assistance Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $70,535)

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 disparate jurisdictions of Spokane County and the city of Spokane will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $70,535 for various programs. The County will use its share of funds ($31,035) for prosecutorial programs primarily involving juvenile drug and property related felony cases. The County will also use the funds to purchase ammunition for the Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, cover the cost of the Department of Revenue Management Office contract that allows the County to purchase military equipment, purchase a laptop computer for the Investigative Unit, and fund the Spokane County Neighborhood Watch Program. The City of Spokane will use its share of funds ($39,500) to purchase tactical equipment for their Tactical Apprehension and Containment (TAC) Team, computer hardware and software, and wireless communication equipment for patrol officers.


Date Created: August 20, 2008