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FY 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $62,946)

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 City of Akron was selected as the fiscal agent for the JAG award of $62,946. The City will disburse $12,589 of the JAG award amount to Summit County. Summit County plans to purchase radios for the sheriff's office that will allow interoperability with other users in the county and state. Akron will use its allocation to fund a law enforcement planner position for the police department. This position will gather and analyze crime data to prepare reports for police personnel and will assist in developing citywide goals, policies, and procedures for crime prevention.


Date Created: August 14, 2008