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Leavenworth Technology, Equipment, and Investigative Personnel Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $263,200)

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 Leavenworth County and the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing will use their Recovery JAG award in the amount of $263,200 to reduce criminal activity in Leavenworth County and increase the successful prosecution of criminals. The city of Leavenworth, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant ($213,850) to purchase two police cruisers and mobile data software and hardware that will allow police officers to more easily identify criminals and make arrests. The city of Lansing will use $18,330 to purchase equipment that will enhance their efforts to identify traffic violators, specifically drunk drivers. Leavenworth County will use $31,020 to add an investigator in the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office who will assist them with re-interviewing witnesses and victims, case preparation, and updating valuable information prior to trials.


Date Created: July 1, 2009