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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $37,476)

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 Lowell will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $37,476 to fund a portion of a full-time crime analyst in the Crime Analysis and Intelligence Unit. The analyst is responsible for compiling statistics and creating the department's bi-monthly Compstat presentations, which includes detailed maps and tables. Since its inception, Compstat has been credited with assisting the department in making well-informed decisions about deployment and special initiatives.


Date Created: August 24, 2008