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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, $16,739)

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 Butler and the county of Butler are disparate jurisdictions and will use their joint Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $16,739 for law enforcement purposes. The city of Butler, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its portion of the grant funds to install audio/video equipment inside the Butler Police Department's interview/interrogation room and purchase audio and video surveillance equipment to enhance the security of the Butler Police Department main facility. This will enhance the security of the Butler City Police Department and enhance the prosecution of crimes via the audio and video recording of a defendant's interrogation. The county of Butler, Department of Community Corrections, will use the county's share of the funding to purchase and replace old/outdated bulletproof vests for adult and juvenile probation officers.


Date Created: September 3, 2009