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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $76,461)

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 county of Greenville will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $76,461 for the County's Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety will use these funds to purchase chemicals, supplies, and necessary equipment for its new DNA laboratory. This will allow the county to perform casework on DNA samples. The remainder of JAG funds will go to the Solicitor's Office for the continuation of the Juvenile Drug Court Program. This program targets non-violent juvenile offenders between the ages of 12 and 16 with substance abuse problems. The program includes treatment, judicial supervision, and random drug testing.


Date Created: August 14, 2008