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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,015)

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 Burlington City and Alamance County will utilize their JAG award in the amount of $16,015 to purchase furniture and communication equipment for the police and sheriff's departments. Specifically, the police department will use its share of the JAG funds to purchase three sets of solid metal tables. This will replace aging and broken prisoner processing area furniture that has been in use since 1986. The sheriff's office will use its share of the JAG funds to purchase three 800 MHz portable radios. This will allow various public safety agencies around the same state to communicate by radio.


Date Created: August 20, 2008