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Justice Data Sharing and Safe and Secure Communities Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $160,145)

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 Sedgwick and city of Wichita are classified as disparate jurisdictions as it relates to the Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award. The city of Wichita will use its portion of the grant funding for overtime, police equipment, and vehicle leases. Sedgwick County will use its portion of funding to purchase information sharing software. This software will be the foundation for creating an environment to provide real-time access to criminal justice data across multiple agencies.


Date Created: September 4, 2008