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Omaha/Douglas County FY 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Solicitation

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $648,865)

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 the city of Omaha and Douglas County will use their JAG award in the amount of $648,865 to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the law enforcement and criminal justice systems through advanced technology. The funds will be used to purchase proximity card readers, handheld touchbook devices, a justice case management system, LegalEdge Case Management System, and the Juvenile Assessment Center Case Management System.

To ensure quality prevention and education programs, the city of Omaha and Douglas County will send civilian and sworn staff to the Conference on Community Policing, Truancy Officer Training, National Public Safety Volunteer Conference and GREAT Training. The city of Omaha will also provide supplies for the 'Cops and Kids' program and the Community Resource Center. The city of Omaha and Douglas County will provide resources to fund Safe Neighborhood overtime operations, support staff for the Metro Drug Task Force, provide training for an additional helicopter pilot, support an on-call Spanish translator, and purchase equipment for the Douglas County Attorney's Office to ensure quality law enforcement, criminal justice, prosecution and court programs.


Date Created: August 17, 2009