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Adult Drug Court Supervision (Probation) Officers

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,651)

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 Adams County and the city of Natchez will use their 2009 JAG award in the amount of $11,651 to support personnel and training. Adams County and the city of Natchez have agreed that the county will utilize all award funds. Adams County, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize the funds to support the Sixth Judicial Adult Drug Court. The Sixth Judicial Adult Drug Court will hire two supervision (probation) officers; provide training to the new officers; and pay costs associated with managing the award.


Date Created: September 8, 2009