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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $627,500)

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 city of Omaha and Douglas County will use the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $627,500 to support law enforcement initiatives. The city of Omaha, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to support overtime for the Omaha Police Department, purchase technology upgrades and other law enforcement equipment, send officers to flight training, and send officers to the National Crime Prevention Council annual conference and the National Association of School Resource Officer (NASRO) conference. In addition, grant funds will be used to pay for Community Resource Center (CRC) supplies and printed materials for public events. Douglas County will use grant funds to support a Litigation Support Manager for the Douglas County Attorney's Office, hire a consultant to act as a project manager for the Juvenile Court's conversion from the Criminal Justice Information System to the JUSTICE case management system and to plan the re-engineering of court operations. In addition, grant funds will be used to purchase security enhancements and other technology-related projects.


Date Created: August 31, 2010