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City of Jackson FY 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $376,419)

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 Hinds County and the city of Jackson will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Local award in the amount of $376,419. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. JAG funds will be used by the city of Jackson to fully provide fully operational police cruisers and bullet proof vests to the city of Jackson Police Department. Hinds County will utilize its portion of the funding to assist the Hinds County Sheriff's Office with the purchase of equipment essential to policing their community and to the Hinds County Public Defender's Office by for personnel costs for attorney work in the area of prosecution and court programs. Support will further enhance the area of prosecution and court programs by providing indigent individuals with proper representation according to the law and in line with the program areas specifically identified by the U.S. Attorney General.


Date Created: August 17, 2010