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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $818,084)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Marion County, Salem City, Silverton City, Stayton City, Woodburn City, and Keizer City will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG grant award in the amount of $818,084 for crime prevention efforts in the county of Marion. Salem City, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award to purchase a Mobile Interactive Crime Prevention unit that includes a marked police vehicle and a customized enclosed trailer, video systems for patrol vehicles, a license plate recognition system, crash scene photography equipment, live scan fingerprint equipment, confrontation simulation training equipment, a community service officer vehicle, urban patrol rifle, Internal Affairs software, duty holsters, tactical handgun lights, document scanner, crisis communications system, automated citation equipment, tactical ballistic blanket, and a crash and crime scene reconstruction total station. Marion County will use their share of the JAG award to fund motivation and cognitive programming classes for offenders which are courses designed to change criminal behavior as well as provide effective communication skills. Additional funds will go towards the purchase of a Crime Prevention Unit vehicle that will be used to assist in radar reader board duty, disabled parking enforcement, marine patrol, and community events. Silverton City will use their share of the JAG award to replace two aging mobile data terminals that no longer have the speed or capacity for field reporting. Stayton City will use their share of the JAG award to replace aging mobile data terminals, traffic safety vests for patrol officers, and replacement computers for patrol vehicles. Woodburn City will use their share of the JAG award to upgrade their field reporting module, one fully-automatic rifle, ballistic shield, wireless pole camera, and a throw phone for hostage situations. Keizer City will use their share of the JAG award to purchase six rifles one desk top computer, video editing equipment, Internal Affairs tracking software, radar detectors, and equipment for the establishment of a Police Honor Guard Unit.


Date Created: July 29, 2009