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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $386,660)

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 Richmond will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $386,660 to support the efforts of the Richmond Police Department. The Richmond Police Department will address various important department needs and city initiatives that directly relate to public safety, law enforcement, and youth prevention and intervention programs. The funding will be used by the Richmond Police Department to address community partnerships, information technology, officer integrity and safety, information technology, and truancy prevention and intervention.


Date Created: September 8, 2009