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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, $11,778)

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 the county of Woodford and the city of Versailles will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $11,778 for DNA testing. The city of Versailles will serve as the fiscal agent. They will use funds to conduct DNA forensic testing for two Woodford county open homicide cases. The goal is to identify and/or develop a DNA profile for suspects in two open homicide cases in their jurisdiction.


Date Created: August 31, 2009