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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, $23,941)

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).

Georgetown County will use the JAG funds to support the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will purchase computer mapping software and hardware to be able to map locations of criminal incidents to assist in preventing and solving crimes. The sheriff's office has an active crime analysis program but lacks the ability to map crime data, and record and present the data visually on a map. The mapping system will be used by investigators, patrol deputies, command staff, crime analysts, and other units to enhance their ability to investigate and prevent crime.


Date Created: September 8, 2009