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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, $200,241)

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 consisting of Plymouth County, the city of Brockton, and the towns of Plymouth and Wareham will use the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $200,241 to support law enforcement initiatives. Plymouth County, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize a portion of the grant funds for administrative expenses. The city of Brockton, through the police department, will use grant funds to hire a part-time social worker to assist victims of domestic and community violence. Police overtime will be utilized for officers to provide community policing for community ethnic and cultural activities as well as prevention programming in schools and the community. The town of Plymouth, through the police department, will use grant funds to purchase a bar code scanning system that will assist the department in storing and tracking both evidence and recovered property. The town of Wareham, through the police department, will use grant funds to purchase two All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and transportation trailer to achieve access to rural wooded areas and beaches for emergency response and patrol.


Date Created: September 9, 2010