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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $22,118)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Tipton County will use FY 2010 JAG funds to reduce recidivism among individuals convicted of non-violent felonies who are on probation from the Tennessee 25th Judicial District Circuit Court. Through the grant, overtime costs incurred by Sheriff's Office deputies will be supported. The deputies will assist in conducting drug screenings and provide rapid enforcement for violators. Remaining funds will be used to purchase drug screening kits.


Date Created: August 9, 2010