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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $15,434)

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 county of Martin will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $15,434 to address security issues around the Martin County Sheriff's Office's evidence impound lot. Specifically, the Martin County Sheriff's Office will purchase a fence-mounted alarm system that will detect movement near, in, and around the lot. This fence-mounted alarm will assist in keeping confiscated evidence secure until such time as the case is adjudicated and the evidence is released or forfeited.


Date Created: August 25, 2008