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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $49,348)

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 Pensacola will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG for neighborhood crime reduction. The Pensacola Police Department will purchase equipment that will reduce the number of shootings within the city of Pensacola by identifying offender groups, associations within and between the offenders, and victims in each group, and by providing information to officers so they can respond proactively and reactively to shootings. The goals are to decrease drive-by-shooting and suppress gang activities.


Date Created: August 19, 2009