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Enhancing Criminal Justice Services in Oakland County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $431,928)

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).

Oakland County, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the JAG funds with nine disparate jurisdictions within the county. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that include retaining law enforcement staff, purchasing equipment for the prosecutor's office, circuit court, and police departments, and providing training for officers to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services. Equipment purchases will include audio/video recording systems, forensic lab equipment, communications equipment, police bicycles, and other necessary equipment to enhance criminal justice services.


Date Created: August 18, 2009