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Drug and Resistance Education

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $25,520)

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).

Nassau County will use their 2008 JAG funding to support program operations of the local Drug and Resistance Education (DARE) unit, drug, crime prevention, and educational programs as well as purchase educational and promotional supplies. Nassau County's DARE unit is committed to educating and equipping children, youth and adolescents with the information and supplies needed to encourage a drug and crime-free life.


Date Created: September 28, 2008