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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $26,721)

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 Madison County and the city of Jackson, Tennessee will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds to ensure the safety of its officers and its citizens. The city and county have decided to share the grant funds ($26,721 equally). The fiscal agent, the city of Jackson, will utilize its $13,360.50 to purchase a Patrol K-9 to conduct building searches and sweeps and to attend the BJA Regional conference. Madison County will utilize its $13,360.50 for Prosecution and Court Programs. Funding will also go to pay the partial salary for one Deputy Sheriff. The deputy sheriff will provide security for Madison General Sessions and Circuit Court.


Date Created: August 26, 2008