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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $171,323)

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).

Cobb County will use the JAG award to improve the criminal justice system by creating and retaining jobs and providing needed equipment to enable county law enforcement to more effectively protect the citizens of Cobb County. Grant funds will be used to purchase backup handguns for the Cobb County Police Department, a less-lethal/chemical agent deployment launcher, and a remote-control tactical surveillance system for the Cobb County Sheriff's Office. Grant funds will also be used to fund a full-time juvenile probation officer in the county's Gang Suppression Program (GSP), a domestic violence victim liaison, and evening support staff for the SafePath Children's Advocacy Center.


Date Created: August 25, 2010