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Community Crime Prevention Education

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $22,156)

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).

Henderson County will use the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award for a county-wide Community Crime Prevention Education Program. The program is designed to reach as many citizens as possible by holding open meetings in various locations throughout the county. Officials will hold meetings each month in a variety of venues for a 12-month period. Sign-in sheets will provide citizens the opportunity to indicate their contact information which will be used to ensure they receive future distribution of educational materials. The Sheriff Department's approach to Community Oriented Policing and Community Education will enable law enforcement the opportunity to provide the most efficient and cost-effective services to the citizens of Henderson County, Texas.


Date Created: August 22, 2010