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Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $619,078)

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 Pima County and the city of Tucson will use their JAG award in the amount of $619,078 to fund prevention, prosecution, and law enforcement initiatives. The city of Tucson, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase tasers and associated equipment providing officers in the field with increased safety in non-lethal situations. Pima County will fund criminal prosecution and victim witness positions that will assist in combating high attorney felony case loads and community outreach initiatives through the initiation of Neighborhood Watch, Dispose-A-Med, Rape Aggression Defense, and Crime Prevention Programs. The funds will be split evenly between both jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 9, 2010