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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, $11,047)

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 Socorro and Socorro County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award funds to provide law enforcement officers with training on the topics of violent crimes and illegal narcotics. Both the city of Socorro and county of Socorro are facing problems with violent crimes ranging from assault and battery to homicides, and illegal narcotics ranging from possession to trafficking. The 2009 JAG funds will provide officers and deputies with advanced training on these specific areas to assist in the reduction of crime.


Date Created: September 13, 2009