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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $327,835)

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 New Orleans has been allocated to receive $327,835 through the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG Program and will use funds for comprehensive law enforcement strategies to address criminal justice issues within the city limits. Grant funds will be used to fund projects for the following agencies: 1) Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office for their Booking and Security Overtime Project that provides increased police patrols during peak operation times such as major holidays, sports events, conventions, and festivals; 2) Orleans Parish District Attorney Office's to continue their Differentiated Case Management Project that uses funds for personnel who maintain the monitoring and case control system for tracking drug and violent crimes; 3) New Orleans Police Department's Juvenile Crime Prevention Program that aims to combat crimes committed by juvenile offenders through a task force overtime initiative; and 4) Orleans Parish Criminal District's Drug Court Program to increase their inventory of drug testing kits to accommodate their growing caseload of participants.


Date Created: August 13, 2009