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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, $25,075)

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).

Tunica County, through the Tunica County Sheriff's Department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance communications. The Tunica County Sheriff's Department will use the funds for the development of its website. The website will serve as a county-wide criminal justice information system that will enhance the department's existing technology programs. The website will provide a 24-hour, 7-day per week resource for press releases, informational messages, to provide information on most wanted suspects, sex offender locations and profiles, and an online jail roster.


Date Created: August 20, 2009