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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $68,092)

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).

The disparate jurisdictions of Alamance County and the city of Burlington will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support separate law enforcement initiatives. The city, acting as the fiscal agent, will purchase software that will provide radio system interoperability to portable radio devices currently being used by members of the Burlington Police Department, and a video recording system for the interview room at the department's headquarters. The county Sheriff's Office will use its share to purchase equipment that is dedicated to the purpose of forensic technology. The equipment will greatly enhance the county's ability to process crime scenes, and legally extract vital information needed for successful case investigations.

Date Created: July 29, 2010