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Disparate Cities Project Design

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $315,474)

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).

Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland agreed that the County will serve as the fiscal agent for the JAG award and will disburse $179,820.18 to Cleveland. Cuyahoga County will use funds for prosecution and court program improvement projects, including the development of a case investigation process to accelerate law enforcement processing, standard forms for preparing packets for the grand jury, and time standards for completing investigations and preparing documents for the grand jury. Cleveland will add five fingerprint examiners with responsibilities for reviewing and logging in latent prints, processing evidence, identifying suspects, and testifying in court as expert witnesses.


Date Created: August 18, 2008