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Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,170)

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 Paris and Lamar County are classified as disparate jurisdictions and will share the Fiscal Year 2008 JAG grant award. The city of Paris will serve as the fiscal agent to administer this grant. The city of Paris will use their portion of funding to replace outdated desktop computers in the Criminal Investigation and Patrol Division. These computers will be used for ongoing criminal investigations, initial offense investigations, and the operation of the department's records management system. Lamar County will provide funding to assist the Lamar County Sheriff's Office to address crime, hold offenders accountable, protect and support crime victims, and enhance law enforcement initiatives. In addition, the county will also purchase a law enforcement vehicle to help prevent and control crime in their 894 square mile jurisdiction.


Date Created: August 26, 2008