Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $275,000)
The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.
The Multi-County Juvenile Attention System (MCJAS) serves the Ohio counties of Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Holmes. The mission of MCJAS is to provide innovative and quality services to the youth who are referred by Juvenile and Family Court judges. MCJAS will purchase security and technology equipment associated with the construction of a new 24 bed juvenile detention facility located in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Grant funding will cover the costs associated with security systems, a digital video recorder system, computers and printers, monitoring and intercom systems, a gun locker, a key control system, metal detector, wands, and other security items.