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FY09 Chicago/Cook County Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $6,973,163)

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 Cook County and the city of Chicago will use their JAG award to minimize and avoid reductions in essential crime prevention and intervention services and to strengthen and increase local capacity for law enforcement and criminal justice prevention and intervention programs. The city of Chicago's share of the award will be used by the police department to replace aging and worn out police vehicles and law enforcement equipment, to purchase SWAT team medical and training supplies for a new initiative, and to defray costs associated with the administration of the grant. Cook County will use its funding for overtime to deploy sworn officers to police crime hot spots throughout the surrounding municipalities within the county, for law enforcement equipment, for staffing resources for the State's Attorney's Office of Cook County, the Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County, and the Sheriff's Office of Cook County, and for contractual services for prevention and intervention programs within the county and its surrounding municipalities.


Date Created: August 27, 2009