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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, $150,155)

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 Dauphin county, the city of Harrisburg, and the townships of Lower Paxton and Swatara will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $150,155 to support a victim/witness assistance program and equipment upgrades. The four jurisdictions will jointly contribute toward funding advocate positions for the Victim Witness Services Program that provides services throughout the county. Additionally, the city of Harrisburg will use a portion of the JAG funds to purchase computer and fingerprint testing equipment to continue to provide services to victims of crime. The townships will use a portion of JAG funds to purchase equipment that will improve security, traffic patrol, and data management.


Date Created: September 13, 2009