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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, $17,534)

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).

DeSoto County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $17,534 to purchase technology to provide the Clerk of Courts with the necessary equipment to implement electronic file access and transmission. Proposed equipment includes nine scanners and a server to store electronic documents. The equipment will be purchased and installed and will be implemented in daily operations to provide for efficiencies in record maintenance, transmission, and protection for court-related documents. The system will be utilized throughout the implementation period and beyond. The county projects that the equipment will be purchased, installed, and utilized within threee months of award, but indicated a one year time schedule to provide ample flexibility in implementation.


Date Created: September 22, 2009