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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, $14,320)

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 Union will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase a portable evidence incinerator for immediate use by the Union County Sheriff's Office to allow for local destruction of evidence mandated by state statute, specific court order, or departmental policy. The goal is to increase the productivity of local law enforcement and increase the safety of the community by providing its officers with the equipment needed to effectively serve and protect the residents and visitors of Union County.


Date Created: September 13, 2009