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FY2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $234,212)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Summit County and the cities of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls will use their JAG award in the amount of $234,212 to support personnel, purchase law enforcement technology and equipment, and increase criminal enforcement initiatives. The city of Akron, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant ($184,827) to retain a crime analyst contractual position to support the police department's intelligence led policing initiative and provide overtime for officers to participate in regional warrant sweeps to identify, locate, and arrest persons for delinquent child support payments or domestic violence. Summit County will use $38,000 for overtime to participate in the regional warrant sweeps, provide training for law enforcement, interpreter services for the common pleas court, and legal research services for the prosecutor's office, conduct a study to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of the regional radio dispatch center, and provide support to the criminal justice advisory board. The city of Cuyahoga Falls will use funds ($11,385) to equip and upgrade in-car equipment for patrol units and purchase other necessary law enforcement equipment.


Date Created: August 30, 2009