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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $43,484)

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 of Springfield will use JAG funds to purchase jail cell extraction gear for officers working with violent offenders; install a wireless network that will provide greater access to computerized information, statistics, and records; a laser fiche program for scanning reports, records, and documents onto microfilm; and soundproofing equipment for interview rooms. Remaining funds will support the local Public Safety Coordinating Council, a multi-jurisdictional task force responsible for the coordination between local enforcement agencies.


Date Created: August 27, 2009