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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $27,351)

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 village of Freeport will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $27,351 to decrease the factors that lower the quality of life for their residents. Patrol officers will be detailed and given overtime hours to address issues such as possession and sale of drugs, gang activity, disturbances, loitering, noise complaints, parking and traffic violations, public lewdness, and prostitution. The goals of the village are to reduce crime and increase the safety and security of the village of Freeport community.


Date Created: August 24, 2009