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2009 Local JAG Problem Solving Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $106,037)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement 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 Evansville and the county of Vanderburgh will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $106,037 to focus on reducing drug-related crime and domestic violence, and continuing to build partnerships with the community. The city of Evansville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $94,337 to fund overtime for sworn and support personnel to increase the number of hours devoted to problem solving activities. Vanderburgh County will use $11,700 to purchase in-car equipment.


Date Created: August 24, 2009