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Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,658)

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 Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will use the JAG funds towards overtime for narcotic agents. Recent increased drug traffic in the community will be addressed, as recent budget restrictions have limited investigator time for task force activity. The sheriff's office intends to reduce narcotic-related crimes and to make the parish a safer environment for their citizens.


Date Created: September 13, 2009