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2009 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,696)

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 of the city of Grants Pass and Josephine County will use local JAG funds to support the Josephine County Juvenile Justice Division. The county's goal is to increase staff-to-resident ratios at the Josephine County Juvenile Justice Center detention/shelter facility. Funds will be used to cover part time personnel costs for a group life coordinator to enhance the facility's capacity to deliver prevention and intervention services to the area's troubled youth.


Date Created: September 13, 2009