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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $27,265)

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).

Taney County and the city of Branson will use JAG funds to support a joint law enforcement initiative. Through the grant, the city and county will purchase mobile reporting software that will enable city police officers and county Sheriff's deputies to access records management and mapping software while on patrol. The grant funded equipment will also aid in the real time reporting and analysis of crime data, enabling officers to spend more time in the field, reduce response times to calls for services, and increase the safety of officers and the community. For grant administration purposes, the county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 24, 2010