U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,095)

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).

Washtenaw County will use JAG funding for improvements to the records management, field management, and jail management system in the sheriff's office. These changes will increase data sharing capabilities, improve efficiency, and make the existing system more effective. The sheriff's office transitioned to Michigan's CLEMIS system over the past few years and will convert booking photos to a new format that will be compatible with this system. Integration of electronic citations and the warrant process into the system is also planned.


Date Created: August 21, 2008