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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Castle
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,606,640)

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 Delaware Criminal Justice Council (CJC) will use their Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $1,606,640 to continue its comprehensive five-year crime control and prevention strategy. The grant funds will be used to continue new projects started in Fiscal Year 2009, including Operation Safe Streets in the City of Wilmington, the specialized Drug Court and the Mental Health Court, sex offender verification and notification, correctional officer retention and training, gang enforcement, and technology improvements for the courts, law enforcement and the criminal justice system overall. The CJC will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of its efforts of moving forward toward the goal of reducing crime and violence in Delaware.


Date Created: August 3, 2010