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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,160)

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 Bristol will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to provide prevention and education programs to the citizens of Bristol. Funds will be used to provide training on new crime prevention techniques to crime prevention officers and to purchase supply items that will allow for expansion and presentation of crime prevention programs to citizens. Specific programs that the JAG funds will support include the Neighborhood Watch program, a senior citizen crime prevention program, and programs that demonstrate positive law enforcement interaction with children and teenagers.


Date Created: August 24, 2009