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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, $236,035)

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 Seattle and King County will use the JAG award in the amount of $236,035 to support Seattle's Gang Initiative and purchase new equipment and technology. The city of Seattle's Police Department will use their portion of the JAG funds ($118,018) to conduct overtime gang emphasis patrols, and increase police presence in the areas of the city experiencing the highest incidences of gang-related and violent crimes, which currently are southwest Seattle, south Seattle, and central Seattle. King County will use their portion of the funds ($118,017) to purchase and replace outdated case management systems.


Date Created: September 7, 2008