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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, $85,680)

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 county of Maui will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $85,680 to support the Maui Prosecuting Attorney Office's violence reduction efforts. The Prosecuting Attorney's Office will hire a full-time Community Violence Program Manager. The Community Violence Program Manager will oversee and/or plan, develop, and implement the department's Community Violence Program. They will develop, evaluate, revise, and implement policies, standards, operating procedures, goals, and objectives and coordinate violence prevention efforts between county departments, community organizations, and service providers. The Community Violence Program Manager will also provide advice and consultation to agency heads, supervisors, employees, and the public regarding community violence and the criminal justice system.


Date Created: August 23, 2009