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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, $67,661)

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 Douglas County and the city of Lawrence will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards technology enhancements. The grant funds will be used in a joint effort to purchase a 64 channel 911 recording system which includes a supporting server, storage center, software, installation, and training. The new recording system will be utilized by both entities as well as all emergency services in Douglas County. Additionally, the new recording system will allow for review of all radio and phone traffic, more accurate responses to calls for service, statistical analysis, and retrieval of information for investigations.


Date Created: September 1, 2009