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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, $809,618)

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 and county of Honolulu will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards multiple initiatives that address violent crime, drugs, and the enhancement of strategic proactive policing and victims services. Through the grant, the Honolulu Police Department will support management training costs associated with certifications, professional development, and enhancement of law enforcement services; an at-risk youth program that aims to reduce the incidence of criminal activities, specifically targeting underage alcohol consumption and drug use; the establishment of a crime analysis unit and program within the department that will incorporate real-time information and predictive analysis to guide policing efforts; and the development of a testing system designed to evaluate entry level police officer candidates or recruits on essential physical capabilities required to perform their job duties. The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney will use remaining funds to improve community and criminal justice system responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse through multi-agency operations and targeted training of staff. The training will also involve site-visits to best practice programs.


Date Created: August 24, 2009