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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, $19,830)

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).

Craven County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment as part of the county's Operation Buy/Bust. Operation Buy/Bust is a program implemented by the Craven County Sheriff's Office to secure funding to purchase or buy needed equipment to assist Craven County Narcotics Agents with the tools to combat and arrest drug dealers and traffickers working and operating within the confines of Craven County. Items to be purchased include tasers, computer equipment, radios, and video cameras. The purchase of this specialized, as well as standard equipment, will enable Craven County narcotics officers to implement interdiction plans and better control the sale of illegal narcotics in Craven County. These items are a vital tool to the successful investigation and prosecution of drug cases within the county and would not be possible without JAG funding.


Date Created: September 8, 2009