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Madison County Strategic Technology for Enforcement and Rehabilitation (MASTER)

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,500,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Madison County Commission will use the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards funds for the Madison County Strategic Technology for Enforcement and Rehabilitation (MASTER) project. The Madison County Office of Alternative Sentencing and Release will create and maintain an accessible and appropriately-secured information system on individuals and events for criminal justice, law enforcement and homeland security needs. To achieve this goal, the following components will be developed and totally integrated into the core MASTER system: (1) data collection and case management systems, including jail management, incidents/offenses/arrests, and case history systems customized to the needs of the Sheriff's and the District Attorney's offices; (2) information generation systems that are both query and analytical based; and (3) system optimization components, including community corrections online network, inmate risk assessment, and an inmate movement analysis package.


Date Created: August 25, 2009