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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, $128,784)

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).

Prince William County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to implement a program to convert traditional film photography to digital recording and storage. JAG funds will be used to purchase digital cameras, support hardware and software for digital media storage and management, and support training. Digital photography will replace existing antiquated traditional film photography equipment that is becoming more difficult to purchase and maintain. Digital photography equipment will be used for investigative purposes and documenting evidence.


Date Created: August 20, 2009