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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, $44,831)

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 county of Kauai will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards multiple initiatives aimed at enhancing criminal justice and law enforcement services provided to the community. Specifically, funds will be distributed between the Kauai Police Department and the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. The police department will use funds to purchase sports equipment for its police athletic league, which is used as a tool to attract youth participants into a safe, supervised program that incorporates valuable lessons of teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and drug-prevention education. Officer training will also be supported. The prosecuting attorney will use funds to support training costs for staff and purchase equipment for victim/witness testimony and staff use.


Date Created: September 2, 2009