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Crime Prevention and Enforcement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $49,286)

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 Danville and Vermillion County will share the JAG award in the amount of $49,286 for crime prevention and enforcement initiatives. The city will serve as the fiscal agent, and the city and county will use funds tor officer overtime for proactive crime prevention, combined drug interdiction efforts, violence suppression, and community policing projects.


Date Created: August 19, 2010