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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, $175,920)

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).

Lee County will use the JAG award to support law enforcement and intervention and prevention initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used for operational overtime and supportive equipment for the Sheriff's Bravo District to conduct proactive special operations combating problems created by elevated foreclosures. Lee County will continue to support the Sheriff's Youth Activities League Unit to provide security and volunteers at prevention programs in the jurisdictional area that provide alternative activities for youth. Lastly, funds will be used to support delinquency intervention programs and services in the jurisdictional area targeting high risk repeat offending juveniles.


Date Created: July 29, 2010