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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $63,570)

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).

Lexington County will use the JAG funds to support the Lexington County's Magistrate Office, Sheriff's Office, and Sistercare, Inc. The Magistrate's Office will use funds to re-furnish one of their offices and to install audiovisual equipment into the central traffic courtroom. The sheriff's office will use funds to renovate their evidence room. The current climate controlled area needs to be expanded for the preservation of evidence that need to be maintained at the proper temperature. Sistercare, Inc. will use funds to continue their efforts to reduce and eliminate the intergenerational cycle of abuse in Lexington County. Sistercare, Inc. will provide community counseling group support to battered women and their children in Lexington County.


Date Created: August 24, 2009