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FY 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $17,237)

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 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government will use their Fiscal Year 2008 award in the amount of $17,237 to reduce instances of Part I violent and property crimes. The overall county-wide program goals are to reduce the rate of burglaries and robberies in the high crime hotspots. The funds will be used to pay officers that work overtime in those areas. The activities that will be conducted are patrols, surveillance operations, arrests, warrant serving, and court testimony details. The funds will be directed toward increasing patrol, investigative, and crime analysis hours to reduce crime, the fear of crime, and disorder in the hotspot areas.


Date Created: August 20, 2008