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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,024)

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).

Hampton County will use their FY 2010 JAG award to develop a drug testing laboratory within the Hampton County Sheriff's Department. Grant funds will be used to purchase necessary equipment and supplies to complete this testing. The project goal is to begin testing illegal substances in-house without having to outsource to the Hampton Police Department or other agencies outside of Hampton County. This will increase the turnaround time and decrease the backlog of cases within the sheriff's department.


Date Created: August 23, 2010