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Anti-Graffiti Abatement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,125)

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 Moses Lake will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Moses Lake Police Department's graffiti reduction efforts. Funds will be used to purchase and install two Flash Cam digital recorders. The city's goals are to identify individuals responsible for "tagging" graffiti throughout the community and reduce incidents of property damage. JAG funds will also assist Moses Lake Police Department officers to enhance truancy enforcement and increase offender prosecution.


Date Created: September 17, 2009