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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, $35,244)

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 county of Mercer will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $35,244 to support their Intensive Outpatient Program. The county will use the funds to partially fund a Regional Substance Abuse Therapist position and to partially fund their contracts with qualified mental health professional staff. These positions are essential to their Intensive Outpatient Program that provides services regionally to meet the needs of the clients and works to reduce recidivism.


Date Created: September 17, 2009