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FY10 Chicago/Cook County Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $5,304,626)

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 of Chicago, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award with 15 disparate jurisdictions within Cook County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. The jurisdictions will utilize the funds for: overtime deployment of sworn officers to police crime hot spots and increase visibility throughout the surrounding municipalities within Cook County; staffing resources for the State's Attorneys Office of Cook County, the Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County, and the Sheriff's Office of Cook County; the replacement of aging and worn out police cruisers and law enforcement equipment; and contractual services for prevention and intervention programs within Cook County and its surrounding municipalities. The program goals are to minimize and avoid reductions in essential crime prevention and intervention services, strengthen and increase local capacity for law enforcement and criminal justice prevention and intervention programs, and strengthen and increase capacity for law enforcement.


Date Created: August 17, 2010