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JAG 2010 Effective Strategies to Reduce Crime and Violence in Clark County and the City of Vancouver, Washington

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $136,878)

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 Clark County and the city of Vancouver will use their JAG grant award in the amount of $136,878 to support and improve the effectiveness of local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies by implementing evidence-based programs that will maximize local resources to target emerging and chronic crime problems. Clark County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award ($60,226) to purchase law enforcement training supplies, range ammunition, a property and evidence warehouse forklift, and law enforcement technology improvements. The city of Vancouver will use their JAG award ($76,652) to purchase computer system technology, hardware, police tactical response equipment, make software improvements, training, and operational support.


Date Created: August 9, 2010