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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, $45,894)

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 Clayton will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $45,894 to protect people and property and to empower its community to minimize the emergence of problems and to reduce crime. The police department will embrace community policing by assigning officers to smaller beats so they can get to know the residents and problems in that community. Specifically, the funds will be used to provide training for the community leaders in the Citizens Police Academy and Rosetta Stone Language System, to produce and distribute crime prevention materials, including Spanish and Cambodian translations, and to purchase a laptop with software and a printer. This grant will help promote community change by working with families and educating them on topics such as family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and gang and crime prevention. In addition, this grant will allow the department to provide printed material in languages other then English and to provide training so that officers can become bi-lingual.


Date Created: August 26, 2008