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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, $21,146)

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).

Harrison County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support and improve their Community Corrections Program. Harrison County will use the funds to ensure program sustainability, to reorganize the program administration, and to encourage the improved coordination of activities. In order to promote sustainability and develop new funding opportunities, staff will be trained in grant application and management. In order to centralize program administration and to improve the coordination of activities, the program staff will move to new office space within the county courthouse. In addition, JAG funds will also be used to improve public relations, increase on-site staff training, and support administrative overtime for staff.


Date Created: August 20, 2009