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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, $129,892)

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).

Stark County and the city of Canton will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations. Through the grant, the city will purchase mobile laptop computers to be housed in patrol vehicles. The computers will enable officers to access criminal justice data while in the field. Officer overtime associated with targeted policing efforts will also be supported. The county will use remaining funds to purchase upgraded workstations and servers that controls jail doors and the intercom system. For grant administration purposes, the county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 31, 2010