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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, $1,217,633)

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).

Hennepin County and the cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis, Richfield, and St. Louis Park have been certified disparate and are required to jointly apply for the aggregate of funds ($1,217,633) allocated under the FY 2010 JAG Program.

The city of Bloomington will use their portion of the award to fund overtime for officers to support the police department's Neighborhood Initiatives and Youth Initiatives; the Brooklyn Center Police Department will create a half-time Juvenile Case Manager position; Brooklyn Park will use funds to employ a Community Liaison Specialist; Hennepin County will continue the development of their county-wide information sharing program (Hennepin Justice Integration Program), and implement projects at the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation, County Attorney's Office, and Sheriff's Office; the City of Minneapolis will use funds for their City Attorneys Office, Gang/Crime Prevention, and equipment; the City of Richfield will use funds for P.O.S.T training; and the St. Louis Park Police Department will use funds for in-service training.


Date Created: August 25, 2010