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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant 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, $14,555)

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 town of Kernersville will use FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations and services provided to the community. Specific grant funded activities will involve the purchase of inventory control software that will facilitate the tracking and control of property issued by the town's police department. The town will also support a program that aims to comfort youth involved in traumatic incidents. Through the program, youth that fit the criteria will receive a teddy bear and interact with patrol officers to help lessen the effects of psychological trauma.


Date Created: August 9, 2010