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Greater Charleston/Kanawha Valley Violent Crime and Drug Enforcement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $57,067)

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 Kanawha County and the city of Charleston will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds to address the drug and related crime problems within Kanawha County. The fiscal agent, Charleston Police Department, will utilize its $38,067 JAG funds for drug and violent crime investigation, training courses, overtime, equipment, and supplies to assist in the full investigation of violent crime offenses in Charleston. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department will utilize its $19,000 of the JAG funds for overtime, and enforcement patrols in high drug and gang crimes areas within the Greater Charleston/Kanawha County area.


Date Created: September 4, 2008