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Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $67,648)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Lake County and the city of Waukegan will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. The Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSAO) will use the County's share of this JAG funding to enhance their Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Victims Unit. Funding will allow the LCSAO to produce informational materials for victims and law enforcement officers. Funding will also permit the Victim's Unit to transmit documents and photographs securely to prosecutorial divisions. Waukegan City will serve as the fiscal agent for this award. The Waukegan Police Department will use the City's share of this JAG funding to purchase equipment that will allow the deployment of squad cars outfitted with license plate recognition technology, to purchase two overt, pole-mounted camera systems to be placed in high-crime areas, and to purchase and train a canine for drug, person, and item searches.


Date Created: August 17, 2010