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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $143,595)

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).

Dauphin County, the city of Harrisburg, and the townships of Swatara and Lower Paxton will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement services provided to the community. Specific grant funded activity will involve the retention of two full-time victim advocates assigned to the Harrisburg Police Department and Dauphin County Courthouse and a crime victim advocate for the Swatara Township Police Department. Firearms and computers will also be purchased. For grant administration purposes, the county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: September 13, 2010