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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $3,017,842)

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 city of Philadelphia will use JAG funds to support multiple law enforcement initiatives. Through the grant, the city police department will purchase the equipment needed to reestablish its mounted patrol unit. Specific costs will include truck and horse transport trailers, uniforms, and grooming supplies. The department will also purchase bicycles and uniforms for the bike patrol unit, and fund officer training and overtime associated with targeted enforcement efforts. Funds will also be directed to the First Judicial District of Philadelphia to establish a Veteran's Court and enhance its case management system. Remaining funds will be used by the District Attorney's Office for enhancements to its court notification system.

Date Created: September 9, 2010