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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,322)

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 city of Camden will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance their law enforcement technology. The Camden Police Department will purchase an Automated Video/Audio Statement/Interrogation Recording and Indexing System. This system will allow the police department to enhance the collection, preservation, and presentation of evidence, primarily photographic evidence. This function will enhance the services offered to victims of crime and to increase the successful prosecution of criminal cases in court.


Date Created: August 26, 2009