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County Law Records Sharing Project & Youth-Related Programs

Award Information

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Awardee County
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $15,280)

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 the County of Orange and the City of Newburgh will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $15,280 to support separate law enforcement related initiatives. The County, through the Department of Emergency Services, will apply its share ($7,640) toward the development of an integrated law records management system. Once completed, the system will be used for statistical analysis, reporting, information sharing, mapping, and overall management of records. In addition, it will provide the capability of electronically tracking law enforcement vehicles in an effort to heighten response during critical situations by permitting emergency dispatchers to determine which police vehicle is the closest available to respond. The City will use its funds ($7,640) to support two youth-related programs. The first will involve the prevention and reduction of alcohol and tobacco sale to minors, while the second project entails the sponsoring of youth activities, such as sporting contests and informational seminars, to create positive relationships and atmospheres for youth and law enforcement personnel. The County has been designated as the fiscal agent and will be responsible for the oversight of this award.


Date Created: August 20, 2008