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2010 Justice Assistance Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,000)

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).

Washington County will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to support the Sheriff's Office with installing cameras that will enable each patrol vehicle to have the ability to capture evidence that will aid in "Smart Policing." In addition, the cameras will provide the means of producing detailed evidence-based cases in the court room. This will reduce the burden of case presentation in the court room, and allow a stronger evidence-based approach.


Date Created: August 16, 2010