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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $84,053)

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 the Schenectady County and the city of Schenectady will use the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $84,053 in a joint effort. The county and city will use $42,027 to purchase, install, and perform maintenance on and for the public safety camera system. $14,846 will go towards a portion of a confidential investigator salary within the District Attorney's Office. The attorney's primary objective will be to direct a major portion of attention to violent gang activity and the police department's Street Task Force. The remainder of the funds ($27,180) will be put into the Community Accountability Board (CAB). CAB provides an alternative sentencing option for offenders in Schenectady City Court charged with non-violent quality of life offenses.


Date Created: August 17, 2010