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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,887)

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 the city of Bowling Green and the county of Warren will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,887 to provide a safer community for its citizens and continue with a DUI program. The fiscal agent, the city of Bowling Green, will use $6,443.50 to purchase a digital in-car camera for a police cruiser and PBT's (breathalyzer tests) to assign to individual officers. Warren County will utilize its $6,443.50 to enhance the capabilities of the Warren County Attorney's Office. This will be accomplished by the continuation of a DUI program, in which one prosecutor oversees the prosecution of all DUI cases in three Warren District Courts. The grant funds will be used to fund a portion of the prosecutor's salary.


Date Created: August 27, 2008