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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, $86,477)

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 Garland County and the city of Hot Springs will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $86,477 to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of equipment and supplies. The Hot Springs Police Department will purchase 13 mobile digital video camera packages for their police vehicles. This project will reduce agency liability, assist in internal investigations, expedite prosecution, and provide in-service training opportunities. The Garland County Sheriff's Department will purchase 55 temporary sleep surfaces (bunks) as well as a hanging organizer system for storage of inmates' personal items. This project will assist with overcrowding, compliance, and organizational issues in the jail.


Date Created: August 25, 2009