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Denver 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $221,642)

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 and county of Denver will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $221,642 to support two critical initiatives within the Denver Police Department and the Denver District Attorney's Office. The Denver Police Department will use $147,392 in JAG funding to help defray the overall cost of COPLINK implementation. A multi-jurisdictional collaborative has been working for several years towards a regional COPLINK model, and Denver is expected to be on board in 2009. Funds will largely support the purchase and installation of COPLINK software in order for Denver's participation in the regional collaborative.

The Denver District Attorney's Office will use $74,250 in JAG funds to support the Victim Services Network (VSN) by funding the salary of the program director for one year. VSN is a collaborative network that connects and supports agencies and communities to provide innovative, seamless, and integrated services to victims of crime.


Date Created: August 27, 2008