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Local JAG

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,212)

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 Belle Glade will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to establish a Youth Empowerment Center (YEC) that provides activities and services to youth ages 13-18. The YEC will include after school programs and activities, tutoring/mentoring, job training for in and out of school youth, gang prevention outreach, parenting classes, employment services, Safe Schools Programs, and transportation. The YEC will be instrumental in supporting the ability to provide superior activities and services to the youth of the City of Belle Glade.


Date Created: August 24, 2008