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Roane County radKIDS Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,631)

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).

Roane County will use the JAG award to fund a children's safety and empowerment training program. Specifically, 16 professionals will receive 30 hours of training that addresses child victimization, including abduction, bullying, child abuse and neglect, and sexual assault. These professionals will then deliver the curriculum to parents and youth in the community and in school settings.


Date Created: September 8, 2009