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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, $61,773)

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 Woonsocket will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $61,773 to provide for systems upgrades, equipment purchases, salary, and training. The Woonsocket Police Department will use funds to acquire and lease crime mapping software, fingerprint machines, cellular mobile data terminals, and related supplies and repairs. The department will also help support National Night Out in order to build stronger relationships within the community, provide training to officers, and detail directed foot and bicycle patrols in high-crime areas during peak hours.


Date Created: August 18, 2009