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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,229)

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).

Shoshone County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to purchase two in-car video systems that will assist their patrol deputies in documenting crimes. Efficiency and effectiveness of operations will be enhanced by the introduction of expanded patrol documentation and emergency response capability. The acquistition of this equipment will increase the protection of the local citizenry and the visiting public of Shoshone County, thereby improving the economic vitality of the county.


Date Created: September 16, 2009