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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, $28,452)

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).

Jackson County, through the sheriff's department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department will purchase an aluminum boat to assist them during floods and for normal patrol duties. The sheriff's department is usually called upon during floods to assist with evacuating residents. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department will also purchase a trailer to haul the boat and five in-car video camera systems to aid in the collection of evidence.


Date Created: August 27, 2009