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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $183,252)

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 city and county of Durham will use FY 2010 JAG funds to improve the quality of life for its citizens through support of programs impacting prosecution, court, and law enforcement operations. Through the grant, the city and county will partner with local, state, and federal agencies to enhance law enforcement communication and response capabilities through improved technology and equipment; reinforce delivery of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program within Durham Public middle schools; expedite resolution and prosecution efforts through the courts; and enhance citizen safety through violent crime and gang reduction efforts.


Date Created: August 5, 2010