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Comprehensive Law Enforcement Strategies for the City of New Orleans

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $111,146)

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 New Orleans will use Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funds to support the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office (OPCSO). JAG funding will provide overtime benefits for booking and security officers. This will allow for more efficient and rapid processing of arrestees and for adequate care, custody and control of persons booked. Funds will also be used to pay for grants management, associated travel expenses and supplies, and training for grant personnel. Lastly, funds will be used to provide salaries and benefits for personnel involved in a longstanding project dedicated to providing resources and specialized attention to narcotics and violent crime cases.


Date Created: August 21, 2008