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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $40,934)

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 city of Central Falls will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for a 'Quality of Life Enforcement and Juvenile Curfew Enforcement' project. The JAG funds will allow officers to use motorcycles, bicycles, segways, cruisers, and foot patrols for quality of life enforcement. The Central Falls Police Departmetn will address community issues like loud music from vehicles and houses, house parties, and other issues affecting the community. The officers working the 'Juvenile Curfew Enforcement' will look for juvenile curfew violators to proactively attempt to curb the high incidence of violence by juveniles in the city. The goal is to make the residents of the community feel safe and have a good quality of life in the city.


Date Created: August 24, 2009