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JAG 2008 Increase Technology for Ingham County System of Justice

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $47,063)

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 Lansing and Ingham County agreed that the City will serve as fiscal agent and that funds will be used to enhance the justice system in both jurisdictions. This will be accomplished by increasing the use of technology by law enforcement officers. Plans are to implement a state of the art process for conducting electronically recorded custodial interrogations. In addition, law enforcement agencies will increase their use of tasers as useful, non-lethal technology for subduing offenders.


Date Created: August 20, 2008