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Subpoena Service Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,145)

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 county of Kauai will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $14,145 to pay for a private contractor to serve subpoenas for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (OPA). Purchasing subpoena services from a private business will continue to decrease the amount of time Kauai Police Department officers and the OPA's special investigators spend serving subpoenas. This service will also result in fewer cases being dismissed, more settlements with just and reasonable terms, and more trials resulting in convictions due to timely subpoenas.


Date Created: August 25, 2008