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Jackson County Marijuana Eradication Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $87,111)

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 Jackson County and the city of Medford will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $87,111. Funds will be used to support overtime costs of sheriff deputies and eradication efforts of marijuana plants in the area. The city will use funds to purchase radios and communication equipment that will be used in large scale investigations.


Date Created: August 23, 2010