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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $33,665)

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 Brown County and the city of Green Bay will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the city of Green Bay, will use $30,665 to purchase portable radios for the police department in order to increase officer safety, and three-dimensional accident reconstruction software with the ability to put images into motion, which will aid district attorneys and officers when preparing for cases. Brown County will use $3,000 to purchase tasers and cartridges in order to increase officer safety.


Date Created: August 24, 2008