Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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 Grundy County Emergency Telephone System Board(ETSB) will use funding to support the purchase of a next generation enhanced 911 system. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office and Morris Police Department are consolidating their respective public safety answering points (PSAP)/dispatch centers into one facility. This system will include current technologies so that the dispatch center will be able to receive text messages and photos from the public. This project will increase the community's ability to prevent and combat juvenile delinquency and provide assistance to victims of crime.