U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Gang Activity Reduction Detail

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,739)

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 Calumet will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,739 to continue the Gang Reduction Detail program. Specifically, the city will fund officer overtime for patrol of areas where a high volume of gang activity has been reported. These officers will use all local and state laws to reduce the illegal activity of the gang members in these areas.


Date Created: August 26, 2008