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House Arrest Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $16,640)

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 county of Duplin, through the sheriff's office, will utilize this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to support their house arrest program. The sheriff's office will rent equipment to provide for the alternative confinement. A unit will be attached to each offender, and monitored by a full time officer. This will enable the officer to be aware of the location of the offender at all times, thus enabling them to pay for their crimes, but also allowing them one more opportunity to straighten out their lives.


Date Created: August 15, 2010