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Manatee County Local Law Enforcement Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $214,611)

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).

Manatee County will use the JAG award to support law enforcement and substance abuse initiatives throughout the county. Specifically, funds will be used for the following: 1) technology upgrades for the Bradenton Beach Police Department through the purchase of report writer software, computers, and printers to improve technical resources available to officers; 2) contractual support for Juvenile Services Program, Inc. (JSP) to provide an alternative location to screen and detain juveniles arrested by law enforcement officers; 3) contractual services for the Manatee County Drug Court to provide substance abuse counselors; and 4) salary of one full-time case worker with the Manatee County Probation Division. The goals of these projects are to prevent and control crime, improve technical resources, and continue juvenile, drug offender, and client services.


Date Created: August 9, 2010