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Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $169,491)

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 city of Roanoke will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds towards security upgrades for the Roanoke City Courthouse and Roanoke City Jail. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase cameras, DVRs, keyboards, portable radios, and gang chargers to be installed at both facilities. The purpose of this upgrade is to enhance the city's ability to respond to threats directed at the building, judiciary, and the courthouse community.


Date Created: September 21, 2009