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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $94,251)

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 Anne Arundel will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $94,251 to support its Juvenile and Adult Drug Courts, the Juvenile Safe Haven Shelter, and Adult Offender Re-entry Program. The grant programs will be overseen by the Anne Arundel County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The decision by the county to use the JAG award for this purpose reflects its commitment to having an effective and efficient system of criminal and juvenile justice.


Date Created: August 21, 2008