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Forsyth County Court Security Improvements and Senior Judges Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,985)

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).

Forsyth County will use the JAG funds to purchase five notebook computers for use by court security personnel, modify a bulletproof bench for a new courtroom, add additional security zones to the courthouse security system, and the fund a Senior Judges Assistance Program to help with reducing court caseloads. The notebook computers will assist in the tracking of inmate movement within the courthouse. The modification of judges' benches to be made bulletproof is part of the security plan created for the Forsyth County courthouse in the aftermath of the Fulton County shootings. The request to provide support to the Senior Judges Program which will assist Forsyth County in keeping pace with the need for additional judicial resources.


Date Created: August 16, 2010