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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, $496,463)

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 Pierce County and the city of Tacoma will share the JAG award. The city of Tacoma, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award to support police overtime costs associated with the police department's special emphasis team and programs that reduce crime and domestic violence. Pierce County will use their share of JAG funds to pay salaries and benefits for two attorney's, a community service officer, an office assistant, and a court commissioner.


Date Created: August 12, 2010