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Plymouth County Community Enhancement Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $58,025)

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 Plymouth County, the City of Brockton, and the Town of Wareham will use FY 2008 Justice Assistance Grant funds to: (1) supplement the salaries and fringe benefit costs for the Assistant Chief Fiscal Officer and the Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects, purchase office supplies, and pay indirect costs related to the administration of the award; (2) purchase four laptop computers and software for wireless terminal records and a computerized dispatch system for patrol cars to retrieve records and images during field investigations; and (3) purchase a 'ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System' to detect weapons-fire events in designated areas within the city.


Date Created: August 24, 2008