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Burlington Justice Assistance Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $25,452)

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 Burlington will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $25,452 to continue operations of their Community Justice Center. The Community Justice Center will support community corrections programs, the Center's Youth Restorative Justice Program, and victim support services. The city will also fund an AmeriCorps Team Leader to support the 'We All Belong Here' initiative. This initiative focuses on strengthening social relationships within the changing demographics of the city of Burlington related primarily to newly arriving refugees from Africa and Middle East. The AmeriCorps Team Leader will also focus on building community relationships and civic engagement in these communities as one means of preventing blight and crime in neighborhoods.


Date Created: August 26, 2008