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Nassau County Smart Policing Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $215,419)

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).

Nassau County will use FY 2010 JAG funds in the amount of $215,419 to support salaries and overtime. Specifically, funds will be used to support the salary of a staff counselor within the Uniondale Community Council. The counselor will support community relations between law enforcement and at risk youth. Grant funds will also be used to support staff salaries and general office supplies for the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCAD). NCCAD offers intervention services to victims as soon as possible after police response/arrest in an effort to prevent further domestic incidence and to assist in prosecutions. Remaining grant funds will be used towards an estimated 1682 hours of overtime, allowing an increase in the availability of officers for patrol and support related functions.


Date Created: August 19, 2010