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Ouachita Parish Technology Improvement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $83,474)

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 Ouachita Parish and the city of Monroe will share the JAG award to support technology improvements. Ouachita Parish, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase a document scanning system to enhance the record keeping at the correctional center infirmary. The document scanning system will eliminate storage problems, improve management of the medical records, and increase the security of the records. The city of Monroe will use the grant for technology, maintenance, and upgrades to their computer systems.


Date Created: September 17, 2009