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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $52,729)

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).

Union County will use FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase an evidence drying cabinet for its Sheriff's Office. The grant funded equipment will replace an antiquated drying cabinet that has been difficult to repair. Remaining funds will be used to secure an automated fingerprint/palmprint system that will enable the sheriff's office to connect to a local database to search and compare latent prints taken from crime scenes with county, state, and federal records.


Date Created: August 3, 2010