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Hutchinson City Joint Recovery Act JAG Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $161,915)

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 the city of Hutchinson and Reno County will use the Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $161,915 to purchase equipment and technology. The city of Hutchinson, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $111,722 to purchase police motorcycles, Segways, in-car digital camera systems, and an Automated License Plate Recognition System (ALPRS). This equipment will allow the department to quickly react to any situation using the most current technology. Reno County will use $50,193 to purchase and install a video court system in the two adult jail facilities, a juvenile detention center, and five court rooms. The goal is to make the Reno County Law Enforcement Center and Courthouse safer places for the public.


Date Created: July 15, 2009