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Justice Assistance Grant Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $64,338)

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).

Leon County and the City of Tallahassee are disparate jurisdictions and will share the JAG grant award. The City of Tallahassee is the fiscal agent for this grant. Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will both support the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), a booking and receiving center for arrested juveniles. The JAC will provide 24/7 service to all law enforcement agencies in Leon County and enables law enforcement officers to get 'back on the street' in a timely manner. In addition, it will offer a comprehensive case management system to assist juveniles and their families as they go through the arrest process.


Date Created: August 18, 2008