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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, $47,320)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Lakewood and Jefferson County will use their JAG award in the amount of $47,320 to fund training, equipment, and a crime prevention program. The Lakewood Police Department will use a portion of the JAG funds for leadership training for all sworn and non-sworn personnel. JAG funds will also be used to purchase new tasers to replace outdated ones for use by officers in the field, and digital audio/video equipment for the department's temporary holding facility.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will use their portion of the JAG funds to support the Communities Against Senior Exploitation crime prevention program. This program provides prevention seminars, monthly fraud alert information on crime schemes occurring in Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, and a fraud hotline that is answered Monday through Friday by a live person.


Date Created: September 4, 2008