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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $62,019)

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).

Putnam County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant award to purchase and install video conferencing between the Putnam County Courthouse and the Putnam County Jail. The funds will be used to purchase ten video stations that includes televisions, cameras, phones, cabling, networking, software, and maintenance necessary to set up the video conferencing system. Video conferencing and video visitation will resolve many of the security issues associated with the movement of visitors and inmates and will greatly improve the security of the jail facility and the safety of the staff and non-correctional persons. The goal is to make Putnam County a safer place for the residents, suspects, and deputies of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.


Date Created: September 7, 2009