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Fiscal Year 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, $60,834)

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 city of Rockford and the county of Winnebago will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $60,834 to support their public safety efforts. The city of Rockford will designate their funds ($36,500) to enhance their geographic policing transition and crime deployment strategies. The transition will incorporate process improvement training and skill development, ultimately aiding the reduction of crime and improved management of computer statistics. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department will use their funds ($24,334) to establish an enhanced inventory control system by purchasing a barcode evidence tracking device, software, and hardware necessary for implementation.


Date Created: August 24, 2008