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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $195,848)

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 Miami will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $195,848 to implement their Public Service Aide (PSA) Technology Project. The Miami Police Department will purchase 60 laptops for every Public Service Aide vehicle in order to provide officers with equipment and technology to enhance their performance. Laptops will enable the improvement of officer productivity, as well as increase the accuracy and speed in which they obtain vital information. The City of Miami General Fund will provide a match of $20,691.40 to offset costs of extended warranties that will be purchased to eliminate additional expenses for repairs. The PSA Technology Project will expand and improve operations as well as equip officers with the tools to provide better services to the community.


Date Created: August 14, 2008