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Denver's 2010 JAG Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $585,568)

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).

Denver City and County will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $585,568 to support the crime efforts of the Denver Police Department and the Denver District Attorney's Office. The Denver Police Department will use funds to restore their Air One Support Unit and their Gang Crime Suppression Project. Specifically, the funds will support overtime for their officers, inspections, maintainance, repairs, the helicopter hanger, and fuel for the helicopter. The helicopter will be useful in the event of a major natural disaster or terrorist attack.

The Denver District Attorney's Victim Services Network (VSN) will improve collaboration between law enforcement, prosecution, community-based agencies, and communities to better respond to the needs of victims of crime. The VSN project is staffed by grant-funded positions. The 2010 JAG grant will enable the VSN Program Director and Community Advocate staff members to continue in their positions for the course of one year. The Denver District Attorney's Office will revise all victim service program protocols and will enhance existing intervention and prevention activities for these programs.


Date Created: August 3, 2010