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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,470)

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 of Woonsocket will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $18,470 for law enforcement purposes. The Woonsocket Police Department will lease a Live Scan fingerprint machine, provide maintenance and support for an AFIS fingerprint identification machine, and support the continued use of mobile data terminals. This equipment will aid the police department in forensic science investigations and criminal records management, as well as provide officers access to important data while in the field.


Date Created: August 27, 2008