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Community Corrections Treatment and Aftercare Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $23,644)

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).

Putnum County will use JAG funds to enhance criminal justice efforts by supporting the county's treatment and aftercare program. The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism by providing effective aftercare services that includes therapy and counseling services. Through the grant, contract costs for a therapist assigned to the program will be supported.


Date Created: August 17, 2010