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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, $26,051)

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).

Douglas County will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $26,051 to purchase a mobile license plate reader and basic drug screen kits. The goals of this project are to recover stolen vehicles, assist in felony apprehension, solve major cases, and deliver warrants. The Juvenile Court will facilitate the purchasing of more drug kits and lab processing time for the juvenile court program. The goals for the Juvenile Court are to administer drug test kits to all referred juvenile court clients, as well as transfer and process all referred positive tests at appropriate labs.


Date Created: August 17, 2009