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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, $36,946)

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).

Rockland County, the town of Clarkstown, and the village of Spring Valley will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards separate criminal justice initiatives. The town of Clarkstown will use its share of funds for officer overtime incurred during training. Training courses will involve techniques used to effectively respond to on-going, life threatening situations where delayed deployment could otherwise result in serious injuries or fatality. The village of Spring Valley will use its share to support officer overtime associated with targeted patrols of specific areas within the community, and a youth mentorship program that partners at risk youth with police officers in an effort to create positive bonds. Though the county will not receive any funding, it remains a partner in this disparate group. For administrative purposes the town of Clarkstown will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 25, 2009