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Video Arraignment & Telecommunications Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,143)

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).

Scott County will use JAG funds to enhance criminal justice operations. Through the grant, the county will purchase a video arraignment system. The grant funded equipment will enable court staff to arraign defendants in various locations without the need to physically transport the defendant. This will allow court clerks and Sheriff's Department staff to make better use of time and reduce transportation costs associated with arraigning defendants.


Date Created: August 22, 2010