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FY10 Improvements for Prosecution and Courts

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $159,578)

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 Columbus Consolidated Government will use the FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance their law enforcement efforts by purchasing drug screening and testing supplies, training, tasers, and surveillance cameras. The police department's goal is to improve the courts and criminal justice systems by keeping non-violent drug offenders out of jail and allowing better service and representation to offenders with financial, youthful, and mental health issues.


Date Created: September 8, 2010