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Piscataquis Regional Crisis Intervention Team Training 2009

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,722)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the town of Dover Foxcroft and Piscataquis County have agreed to use their total JAG allocation towards the Piscataquis Regional Crisis Intervention Team Training program. The funding will provide for one forty hour course per year of specialized Crisis Intervention Team training and one four hour refresher course per year to county corrections, law enforcement, EMS and crisis personnel to continue to improve their ability to interact with people in psychiatric crisis and to continue to reduce their rate of arrest.


Date Created: September 16, 2009