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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, $17,408)

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 Duplin will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $17,408 to fund a 'House Arrest/Electronic Monitoring Program.' This project will support the Duplin County Sheriff's Office in allowing non-violent offenders to wear electronic monitoring units and serve time at their own homes, relieving stress on the jail facility and staff. It will not only reduce overcrowding of the local jail, but will aide first time offenders who will not have to be housed with repeat offenders.


Date Created: August 30, 2009