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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, $50,618)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of the county of Lackawanna and the city of Scranton will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $50,618 for law enforcement purposes. The city of Scranton, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to pay patrol officer overtime. The Scranton Police Department will begin patrol overtime in September 2009 until August 2012. The county of Lackawanna will use their funds to purchase a Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) device. This equipment will be used to check on their juveniles who are in the Sex Offender Supervision Program. They will also use their funds to pay overtime for Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office for investigations dealing with narcotics, domestics, homicides, and child abuse.


Date Created: August 27, 2009