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Knox County Secondary Booking Site Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $77,047)

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 county of Knox and the city of Knoxville will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $77,047 to establish a secondary booking site in the City County Building. The fiscal agent, Knox County, will utilize consolidated JAG funds between the City of Knoxville and Knox County to establish the secondary booking site. The booking center will only be used to process misdemeanor citations, allowing both booking and arraignment on these cases to take place in the same location on the same day. Knox County will purchase the following equipment for the booking site: a Livescan fingerprint unit, digital mugshot system, security system, cameras, and other necessary equipment.


Date Created: September 4, 2008