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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, $13,486)

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 Union will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,486 to purchase a back-up computer server to house digital media. Currently, the Union County Sheriff's Office has numerous server based computer systems with no real backup solution in place. The Sheriff's Office is in the process of developing a backup strategy and researching equipment options to develop a solution. The resulting system solutions will insure that the ever increasing amount of data collected, which consist of jail videos, video recordings of interviews, in-car videos, and evidentiary photographs, will be safely perserved for years. Thus, the Union County Sheriff's Office will address their current technology issues by purchasing redundant storage space on a SAN (storage area network) and/or a tape backup solution.


Date Created: August 27, 2008