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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, $35,078)

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).

Greenwood county will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards equipment upgrades to improve the ability of first responders to thoroughly and accurately document crime scenes and to enhance the effectiveness of criminal investigations. JAG funds will support purchases of digital cameras, and other surveillance, observation, and recording equipment. These purchases will improve law enforcement operations related to observing high-crime areas, conducting undercover operations, preserving and documenting evidence, and recording statements made by suspects, victims, and witnesses.


Date Created: August 27, 2009